IPSEF Speakers

Colin Bell

CEO, Council of British International Schools (COBIS)

Representing high quality British international schools in more than 75 countries worldwide, Colin has been the CEO of COBIS for six years, leading the organisation through significant growth. Colin holds many complimentary advisory positions including; Governing Board member of the Geneva English School in Switzerland, Director of the Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel (IStip), Member of the International Task Force on Child Protection, Project Board member with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and Editorial Board member for the British International schools magazine and World Student magazine.

Before joining COBIS, Colin led regional and national school improvement projects for the Government Office for London. Internationally, Colin has represented the UK Department for Education with governmental policy exchange projects in China, USA and Canada. In addition, Colin has enjoyed teaching and senior management positions in schools in Tokyo, Prague and London.