Furre has a varied background from both politics and business. He is currently the Managing Director/CEO of Kilden performing arts centre in Kristiansand. Norway’s second largest performing arts centre. He is also former Mayor of Kristiansand from 2015 to 2019 and has served as State Secretary to the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. On top of that he has also many years of experince as Managing Director of Oxford Research AS and worked as a journalist in Aftenposten.