Ingvild Bretten Berg is set to leave the Norwegian Ski Federation after 17 years on November 1 ©Getty Images

Ingvild Bretten Berg has resigned as general secretary of the Norwegian Ski Federation after 17 years with the national body, following an agreement with the Board.

Bretten Berg has served as general secretary for the last four years.

It marks a significant change under the Presidency of Tove Moe Dyrhaug, who was elected to replace Erik Røste in June.

Røste had initially taken over in 2012.

Moe Dyrhaug thanked Bretten Berg for her work with the Norwegian Ski Federation and offered her best wishes for the future

"Ingvild has great work capacity, broad expertise and extensive experience," she said.

"She has made valuable contributions to the development of the association."

Bretten Berg reflected on her time as general secretary after the announcement of her departure on November 1.

Tove Moe Dyrhaug took over as Norwegian Ski Federation President in June ©Getty Images
Tove Moe Dyrhaug took over as Norwegian Ski Federation President in June ©Getty Images

"I have been employed by the Ski Federation for 17 years, the last four years as general secretary, and I am proud and happy to be able to hand over a Federation with a very solid financial platform.

"Through this, the Federation under my leadership has launched investments in several important areas in order to be able to develop Norwegian skiing in the best possible way in the years to come.

"I am now looking forward to being able to take on new and exciting tasks."

The Norwegian Ski Federation said that "no further information" would be provided on the decision.

Norwegian publication VG reported that Bretten Berg faced growing pressure within the Norwegian Ski Federation.

The outgoing general secretary was involved in a heated conflict with Clas Brede Bråthen, the leader of Norway's national ski jumping team.

Moe Dyrhaug did not comment on the impact of the tension when asked by public broadcaster NRK.

"I have no comments on that," she said.

"We have put the jumping matter behind us, and we are looking forward and working towards happy skiers."