Bond has competed on the main tour since 1989, and was ranked within the world’s top 16 players between 1992 and 1999, peaking at 5th for the 1996/1997 season. He reached the final of the World Championship in 1995, where he lost 9–18 to Stephen Hendry, and won the 1996 British Open, defeating John Higgins 9–8.
Having reached the final of three other ranking tournaments, Bond won his second professional title at the 2011 Snooker Shoot-Out and, in 2012, defeated Tony Chappel to win the World Seniors Championship. He retained his place in the top 64 until 2015.
Bond was brought up in Darley Dale, where he attended Churchtown Primary School. Bond is interested in football, supporting Manchester City.