Cambridge educated and professionally qualified as a civil and structural engineer, Bernard spent many years within the construction industry. He then decided upon a change of career and qualified as a management accountant, becoming Financial Controller with De La Rue. He then spent three years working with Barclays Bank as a consultant advising on the incorporation of the International bank into the Barclay's Group. He then worked with Barclays becoming Head of Management Development.
Bernard now specializes in corporate strategy advice, human relations and management development systems, and all aspects of risk management.
Clients have included Barclays Bank Group, including both home & overseas operations, Barclays Property Holdings, Barclays Financial Services, Barclays Mercantile, Abu Dhabi National Gas Corporation, the ABECOR group of banks training centre at Bad Homburg, Germany, Creditanstalt Bank (Austria), ABN-AMRO Bank (Netherlands), the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, Saudi Arabian Arab National Bank, Saudi-American Bank, Mashreq Bank - Dubai, Gulf Bank, Manchester Business School - International Banking Centre + MBA programmes as Visiting Consultant, Royal Bank of Scotland, ANZ-Grindlays Bank, Credito Italiano, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.