Former 4-time Mayor, GAICD, Company Director, LV Williamson Alumni

Bernadene combines strategic leadership and strong political acumen with her passion for building collaborative and trusted relationships. She has an outstanding track record of advocacy and stakeholder consultation with a deep understanding of Government at all levels, with specific Local Government experience. 

She was the co-founder, and executive director of a successful Loyalty Marketing and IT services company in Australia and USA. Growing the business from a start-up to raising venture capital and selling the entity to a NASDAQ listed company in 2007 has led to a thorough understanding of business at many stages of their life cycle.


Bernadene served 8 years as a Councillor and was 4-time Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Victoria’s densest and fast-growing municipality, with areas such as St Kilda, South Melbourne and Fisherman’s Bend.


In addition to consulting Bernadene was appointed CEO of an IT and Marketing start up and works with key stakeholders, delivering large multinational solutions.