Minister for Healthcare and Sport
Full name: Bruno Johannes Bruins
Place and date of birth: Arnhem, 10 July 1963
Place of residence: The Hague
Civil status: married, three children
1975-1981: Secondary education
1981-1988: Dutch law, University of Groningen
1988-1990: Public administration, University of Groningen
Bruno Bruins began his career in 1990 as assistant executive secretary at Westnederland, a district transport company. He then became traffic and transport adviser to The Hague municipal executive. He went on to hold various posts, including human resources manager, at HTM, the city’s public transport company, until 2000, when he joined the municipal executive of The Hague as deputy mayor and portfolio holder for traffic, transport and spatial planning.
In 2006 Bruno Bruins was appointed State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science in the third Balkenende government. He then held successive appointments as acting mayor of Leidschendam-Voorburg and as the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management’s ‘special envoy’ for Randstad issues. In 2008 he returned to the private sector as a member of the executive board of the transport company ConnexxioN. In 2012 he became chairman of the executive board of the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV).
On 26 October 2017 Bruno Bruins was appointed Minister for Healthcare in the third Rutte government.
Party political positions and outside activities
Bruno Bruins has been chair of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting (NPO) supervisory board and a member of the supervisory board of Stichting Lezen & Schrijven (the Reading and Writing Foundation).