Rina Bruinsma

A/ Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner

Australian Public Service Commission

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Ms Rina Bruinsma commenced Acting Deputy Commissioner on 16 April 2022, after joining the APSC as the First Assistant Commissioner on 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 has completed a PhD in Communication and Creative Arts.

Next Appearance
9th Annual FST Government Australia 2023
16 Speakers
1 Sponsors
Derek Byrnes
Services Australia
Rina Bruinsma
Australian Public Service Commission
Mark Sawade
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Nicole Ozimek
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Fay Flevaras
Department of Health and Aged Care
Jonathan Dean
Department of Defence
FST Government Panel on stage
8 November 2023
  • National Convention Centre Canberra
FST Government Panel on stage
3 November 2022
  • National Convention Centre Canberra
FST Gov Australia 2021
11 November - 12 November 2021
  • Virtual Conference
To participate as a speaker:
Ben Turner
General Manager, Disruption
T: +61 416 947 953
To participate as a speaker:
Conor Hughes
Conference Producer
T: +61 468 415 456
To participate as a speaker:
Dhananjai Raju
Conference Producer
T: +61 421 988 478