Outstanding Science Alumni Awards 2007
Bernard Ming Deh HARRISON
MSc 1987
Principal Partner (Creativity & Design), Bernard Harrison & Friends Ltd

Bernard HARRISON is the 'zoo man' behind the success of the Singapore Zoological Gardens and the Night Safari. He joined the Zoo as Curator of Zoology in 1973, and swiftly went to positions such as Assistant Director, Executive Director, Chief Executive of the Zoo and Night Safari, and finally, Chief Executive Officer of Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS). When the WRS Consultancy was set up under his leadership, Bernard was involved in the planning & development of zoo projects in China, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, United Arab Emirates & the Seychelles.
 
He set up Bernard Harrison & Friends Ltd in 2002 as a consultancy firm specialising in zoo design and management. Long involved in the international zoo scene, it is a roll of posts that he currently holds several major responsibilities. He is a member of the WRS Animal Welfare & Ethics Committee, Executive Board member & Immediate Past President of South East Asian Zoos Association (SEAZA), member of IUCN's Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG), World Council Board Member of International Association of Theme Park & Attractions (IAAPA) and World Board Member of International Species Inventory System (ISIS). He was also on the Council of the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums (WAZA), & subsequently became its Secretary and Vice President.