Bernarde has over 20 years’ experience working in partnership with universities to help them make meaningful and impactful changes.
Understanding the complexities and challenges of Higher Education is at the core of what Bernarde does – she thrives when identifying the areas where change will have the most impact. She specialises in business models and benefit realisation and has worked extensively across all areas supporting the student journey. Her HE sector knowledge overlays expert consulting skills and commercial awareness gained from working in the retail sector with Debenhams plc and in manufacturing.
Bernarde is CEO of the company and has oversight of all divisions including Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) and the Procurement Shared Service (PSS) that delivers the Procurement Maturity Assessment (PMA+) Programme to the Higher Education sector.
Bernarde has an MBA and is a Fellow of the Association of University Administrators.