Mr Bell has been the CEO of COBIS since 2010. Alongside a talented executive team and board, he works with and supports students, teachers, leaders, support staff and governors from high quality British international schools in more than 80 countries. Before COBIS, Mr Bell taught in the UK, Asia and Europe. He has led educational projects both in the UK and internationally, working with the DfE, Government Office for London, British Council and other global partners. Much of this work has focused on school improvement, safeguarding, student and teacher wellbeing and professional development. Mr Bell is also a founding member of the International Task Force on Child Protection, a director of Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel, a Governor and Trustee of the British School in Tokyo and an appointed member of the Education Advisory Group for the UK Department for International Trade.