Bernie was appointed as interim chief operating officer at The Christie in February 2020. She is the former director of operations and deputy chief operating officer, a post which she held from 2014 to 2020. Before that, she was the general manager of the programme management office.
Bernie is also a director of The Christie Clinic and The Christie Pathology Partnership.
Before coming to The Christie, Bernie worked in managerial roles at Salford Royal Hospitals and Trafford General Hospital. She qualified and worked as a registered nurse before moving into managerial roles.