Bernard Marin AM was born in 1950 and graduated from the Prahran College of Advanced Education in Melbourne in 1970. He established his accounting practice in 1981 and currently works with the staff and partners of the practice as a consultant. Bernard has held a number of positions on various boards, including: Treasurer - Melbourne Writers Festival (2005-16), Koorie Heritage Trust (2000-12) and Liberty Victoria (1984-92); board member - Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (2009-15), Reichstein Foundation (2011-12) and Melbourne Community Foundation (2009-10). From 1984 to 1992 Bernard was treasurer at Liberty Victoria.
Bernard lives in Melbourne with his wife Wendy.