Katarina Ruszczyk

Director, Digital Government / Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Public policy professional with an interest in leading public sector organisations to disrupt and improve their systematic processes to better meet the needs of the citizens they serve.

Applies human centred design to traditional policy development processes to better solve policy problems. 

Delivered the whole of NSW Government Digital Government Strategy and now leading a high-performing multi-disciplinary team to implement the digital transformation of the NSW Public Sector.

Establishing the digital.nsw accelerator (DNA) to rapidly deliver high impact high value solutions to customer pain points.

Public policy specialist with over 15 years experience in policy development in federal, state and local government. 

A registered mediator, has led international aid projects in post-tsunami Sri Lanka, and negotiated international treaties on extradition with foreign countries for the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.

Excellent verbal, writing and presentation skills. Creative, persuasive and results oriented. Cultivates and maintains relationships with high level stakeholders. Enthusiastic and professionally committed; Easily adaptable to new situations; Forward thinking. 

CORE COMPETENCIES
• Creative and analytical • Public sector innovation • Human-centred design • Public policy development • Stakeholder engagement • Communications • Project Management • Strategic planning • Thought leadership • Design thinking • Agile methodology • Regulation of disruptive technologies