Bernie is a Trustee at Royal Bank of Scotland group Community Loan Fund, a business and strategy consultant for Craigmyle Fundraising Consultants and chairs the board of Trustees at the Dreamland Trust. She previously led the development of the UK’s CDFI industry, now worth £1bn, raised £85m of private/public finance into the industry and a successful bid to Regional Growth Fund1, raising £60m wholesale fund through this process.
Bernie ran a campaign which secured the Chancellor’s commitment to extend and improve tax relief for private investors. She has significant experience in organisational development, strategic planning, team building, government lobbying and advocacy, and membership development.
Specialties: Entrepreneur with specialist knowledge of finance issues facing individuals and SMEs around the world. She is a successful lobbyist and advocate and possesses very strong leadership, visioning, networking and influencing skills. Bernie is an excellent facilitator, inspirational public speaker, strong conference chair. She brings an excellent track record of corporate governance, fundraising and overseeing due diligence.