The District Governor 2009/2010 of District 306B2 Sri Lanka Lion Kingsley Bernard has been honoured with prestigious awards of the Lions International namely; International President’s Award and District Governor’s Excellence Award in recognition of the exemplary leadership given by him to 86 clubs in District 306B2 and appreciating the social services rendered by these clubs especially in Anuradhapura, Kegalle, Kurunegala, Gampaha and Colombo Districts during the period 2009/2010 of his tenure of office as the District Governor.
The Excellence Awards have been awarded to the District Governors by the Lions International only if they satisfy a rigorous set of criteria such as membership development, club administration and service projects carried out by their districts. Hence a very small number of District Governors in the world receive these awards annually. Kingsley Bernard is the only recipient of the Excellence Award from Sri Lanka for the Lionistic year 2009/2010. His two Vice Governors during the period Lion Ariya B.Rekawa (present Governor 2010-2011) and Lion Jayantha Gunawardena
(Present 1st Vice District Governor) were awarded Vice District Governor Excellence Awards. In addition 78% of the Region Chairpersons, 61% of the Zone Chairpersons and 43 Club Presidents were offered Excellence Awards. A total of 64 Excellence Awards were offered to the Lions District 306 B2 Sri Lanka, under the leadership of Lion Kingsley Bernard. This is an all time record in Sri Lanka.
Kingsley Bernard is a successful top executive holding Chief Executive/Director position in the Private Sector. He has held cooperate management positions in organizations such as Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Sri Lanka Export Credit Insurance Corporation, Agricultural Development Authority, Dankotuwa Porcelain Ltd, Maharaja Organization and Unilever Sri Lanka. He has excelled in the field of Marketing in Sri Lanka and is a visiting lecturer to a number of universities for MBA and Post Graduate Diploma level students.
He was also a former President of the National Chamber of Exporters and the Ceramic Manufacturers and Exporters Association. Presently he is the Group Director – Corporate Plannning and Business Development of Daya Group (Pvt) Ltd and CEO of Bimputh Lanka, Eastern International Academy and Accountable Manager of Daya Aviation (Pvt) Ltd.