Bernard is an internationally-experienced senior executive specialising in defence and national security sectors. He was the inaugural leader of Ultra Sonar Systems, a major business unit comprised of over 800 employees located in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, who design, deliver and support underwater warfare, electronic warfare and other mission systems for the world’s most capable navies. He is now Managing Director at Stelia Aerospace North America. Prior to this, he lead Strategy for Ultra Maritime, which oversees Ultra’s capabilities in sonar, sonobuoy, maritime radar, electronic warfare, signature management, and naval platform and power systems.
Bernard sits on the Board of CADSI, Canada’s peak defence industry association. Alongside his defence-related activities, Bernard also invests in and advises a portfolio of technology-driven start-up companies.
Bernard hold an Executive MBA from HEC Paris, and a Master of Arts, Defence and Strategic Studies from The Australian National University.