Bernie is an international leader and mentor with 10 years of non-executive Board experience and 25 years of executive and management experience, spanning private equity, UK plc and global blue-chip corporates.
He has sat on the Board of more than 10 growth companies over the past decade. His most current and recent non-executive Chair positions include at Edgescan, a cybersecurity software business, backed by the Business Growth Fund; CPOMS Systems Ltd, a leading provider of SaaS solutions to UK and international schools, backed by ECI Partners; Questionmark, an assessment management software business, backed by FPE Capital; and Nexus, the UK’s largest vehicle rental broker, backed by Bowmark.
During his executive career, Bernie worked in Copenhagen as Executive Chair of the Maersk Data Group, which, at the time, had 4,000 employees across 30 companies. Prior to that, he ran IBM's Industrial Sector division for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In the late 1990s, at the height of the tech stock boom, Bernie was Director of Corporate Strategy, based at IBM's global New York headquarters.
Bernie has an MA in Mathematics from Churchill College in Cambridge. He is enthusiastically involved in most sports, as a participant where possible, but increasingly as a spectator. He is also a fan of cryptic crosswords and quizzes.
He is married and has three sons, all in their early 20s.