Bernard is Principal of Bernard Banks & Associates, a consultancy focused on Asia Pacific labour market regulation, and New Zealand’s international education. He also retains a role as an employment, immigration and education lawyer, at Kiely Thompson Caisley, Lawyers, Auckland and Wellington.
He is Chair of ANZBC’s Laos Chapter, and also chairs LAWASIA’s Employment Law Committee whose main activity in 2015 is co- hosting an employment law conference in Hanoi, Viet Nam.
Bernard undertakes occasional consultancy roles with ILO and ADB. He regularly visits many ASEAN nations, particularly Malaysia and the Mekong region.
He is based in Wellington, but is frequently in Auckland.