Rinske Geerlings

Managing Director at Business As Usual

Rinske Geerlings

Managing Director at Business As Usual


Founder, MD, Principal Consultant, Auditor, and Trainer at Business As Usual

She is MSc, certified ISO 22301 Master, ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager, ISO 27001 Master, ITIL Master, CBCP (DRII), MBCI, and COBIT.

Ms. Rinske Geerlings is a multi-award-winning consultant and speaker in Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Information Security, and Risk Management with over 20 years’ global experience spanning five continents.

Through her firm, Business As Usual, she has worked with prestigious clients, including 15 Central Banks, BBC, Shell, Fuji Xerox, Departments of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Defence, Immigration, Health, Industry, Education, Foreign Affairs, and 100s of other mid-size and large organizations worldwide.

Rinske has trained thousands of professionals worldwide and inspired tens of thousands of conference delegates across all industries during her engaging, eye-opening presentations. She built extensive hands-on experience during permanent roles prior to moving into consultancy. 

She has been changing the way organizations plan for the unexpected. Her facilitation skills enable teams to achieve their own results and simplify their processes. She applies a fresh, energetic, fun, practical, user-friendly, innovative approach to Crisis Management, BCM, Risk, and DR… topics often perceived as dull and cumbersome.

Rinske’s ‘alter ego’ includes being a lead singer in SophieG Music and contributing to the global charity Playing For Change, which provides music education to children in disadvantaged regions.

Her major awards include:

· Risk Consultant of the Year 2017 by the Risk Management Institute of Australasia (RMIA)

· Outstanding Security Consultant of the Year 2019 Finalist (OSPAs).

· Delft University Alumnus of the Year 2013 (the Netherlands)

· Australian Business Woman of the Year 2010-13 (BPW – global NGO)