Sophia Bernard

Chief Human Resources Officer, Audi Australia

Sophia is a passionate HR Director, Executive Coach and workshop facilitator with an international career in Human Resources and over 25 years commercial experience.  Having lived and work in Australia, the USA, the UK and Hong Kong much of this time with an FTSE top 5 company, Sophia has a significant breadth and depth of local and international HR experience across generalist and specialist roles.

Using her corporate experience to help others, Sophia established her own Consultancy to work as an Executive Coach with NSW Government, Wayside Chapel and a number of multinationals and startups. In 2019 she was asked to join Audi Australia as their CHRO.

Sophia has made a career from helping organisations and their people grow and adapt within highly complex environments.

Have held Executive roles in many markets, Sophia has personally experienced leading teams and organisations through significant change. She has facilitated other leadership teams around the world to establish their own leadership agenda, to help them understand where and how to improve their own individual and collective behaviours to better execute their strategic goals.