Bernadette is the Executive General Manager Culture, Leadership and Learning for National Australia Bank.
Bernadette joined NAB Group during lockdown in the UK and has recently made it to Australia. Her portfolio at NAB includes culture, leadership and learning and is delighted to be joining the bank at such an exciting time.
She was previously at Aviva as Global Talent & Organisational Development Director. She was responsible for setting the talent, leadership and organisation effectiveness strategy for the group, and was a key member of the People Leadership Team.
She joined Aviva from global technology specialist Fujitsu. Prior to that she held a number of business and HR roles at BT, Virgin Money, Northern Rock, and Barclays. Although she was at Northern Rock for just two years, it was in the aftermath of the financial crisis securing the company’s recovery and preparation for sale. She crammed 10 years worth of experience into that short time!
Operating at Board and Group Executive level, Bernadette has a track record of developing and leading innovative transformational people strategies across several sectors.
Away from the office Bernadette’s passion is her family. She took a long career break (6 years) to focus on the children and enable her husband to fulfil a dream to set up a school in the African bush. She now spends her time away from work supporting her kids with their passion for theatre and sport.