Bernard is a Chartered Director and a founding Director of OAC and its subsidiary Software Alliance. He has been instrumental in shaping the OAC group of companies from their very beginning. OAC's innovative business model received recognition by winning a number of industry awards. After more than 20 years in an operational role at OAC, Bernard now provides his expertise to the Board as a Non-Executive Director.
An accomplished entrepreneur, with first-hand experience of the phases of growth a company can undergo, and having helped to solve many of the problems a company faces during its formative years, Bernard has a profound interest in business and leadership and nowadays spends a great deal of time advising company owners and mentoring business students.
Outside of work, Bernard is married with two children, and spends much of his time with his family in England and sometimes in New Zealand. He has recently extended the diversity of his qualifications by becoming a Tree Surgeon for a hobby, and is a keen triathlete.