Carole Berndt

Strategic Advisor to Awakened Executives and TransitionHub

Global Financial Services Leader

Non-Executive Director, Mentor, Speaker, Consultant

Former Head of Transaction Banking, RBS, Bank of America


Carole Berndt is a truly global financial services leader with a banking career spanning Sydney, Hong Kong, New York and London.

With over 20 years as a senior leader and business head in some of the world's leading financial organisations, Carole now works independently, mentoring and advising innovative individuals and organisations, specifically in the field of transition skills and the future of work.

Carole is also a Non-Executive Director with Cynergy Bank UK, and Chair of their Renumeration and Governance Committee.



Leveraging her traditional banking and global business experience, Carole now commits her time and passion to the development and deployment of programmes that transform business and individuals, through adapting ways of working, traditional career management for individuals, and talent management for corporations.

Renowned for an innovative approach to business, it is her ability to attract, develop and retain diverse talent that has been the hallmark of her career and foundation of her success.

It is this success that sees her well placed to play a leading role in the development of new ways of working, managing careers and investing in people, a company's most impactful asset.


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