Rina Bruinsma

Rina Bruinsma

First Assistant Commissioner
Australian Public Service Commission

Ms Rina Bruinsma commenced her role as the First Assistant Commissioner on the 16 May 2021. Rina joined the Commission from the Department of Finance where she was responsible for public sector transformation including whole of government grants policy and administration, shared services, ICT investment approval, government business analytics and APS reform.

Rina’s time with Finance included a 14 month secondment to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as Deputy Coordinator to establish the interim National Bushfire Recovery Agency and to support its transition to a permanent National Recovery and Resilience Agency. Rina has a strong policy background and extensive experience leading reform and transformation across the public sector.

Rina has worked in various roles in policy development and implementation since 2006, including labour market policy and the delivery of programs that support people with disability and mental health issues, mature age job seekers, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and ex-offenders.

Rina has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Public Relations, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Communication and Creative Arts.

Appearing at
FST Government Panel on stage
3 November 2022
  • National Convention Centre Canberra
While the COVID-19 pandemic and persisting ramifications of the bushfires forced the Australian Government to deliver a swift pivot to digital for citizens to access information, support and solutions about their lives and livelihoods, it was an opportunity to see...
FST Gov Australia 2021
11 November - 12 November 2021
  • Virtual Conference
The front face eGovernment was on full display during Australia’s ‘year of crises’, as citizens in lockdown reflexively sought out digital services for information, support, and solutions to maintain lives and livelihoods. While the Australian Government did, in large part,...