Bernard is CEO of The Camden Education Trust and former director of Galway Education Centre. He co-founded Africa Code Week, one of the largest digital literacy initiatives organised on the African continent, involving over 1.3 million young people in 35 countries in year 3 of the program. He is also co-founder of Refugee Code Week which involved the training of over 20,000 refugees in 4 countries in 2017. Since 2016, Bernard is Chairperson of Philanthropy Ireland. Bernard is a member of the Science Gallery Education Committee, a Science Gallery Emeritus Leonardo and Ashoka Change Nation – Change Leader. He is also an advisory board member of Changemaker Schools and The Digital Youth Council. He co-founded EXCITED, the Digital Learning Movement. Bernard established Robotics Ireland in 2006 and since 2006 has organised the FIRST LEGO League, Junior LEGO League and EA Robotics competitions in Ireland. In 2013 Bernard was awarded an Honorary Masters in Science by NUI Galway for his contribution to Education in Ireland.