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Webinar - Returning to Normal - COVID-19 Mitigation at International Schools


Kevin Lloyd
Webinar Series



As schools endeavour to provide as near normal educational experience for children as possible, moving forward and out of the global pandemic it remains uncertain how long this will take and if or when COVID-19 will cease to be an issue.  With that in mind, providing as normal and unrestricted schooling experience as possible is vital for the educational, mental and physical development of children.

Science and technology have made significant advancements during the pandemic that can contribute to providing a normal, positive educational experience. Included in this are vaccines, tests, equipment and processes that when combined can serve to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 significantly. Our panel will address the tools and procedures that schools can consider as part of their own mitigation efforts.  Specifically, we will address:

  1. Vaccines – limitations and considerations for an effective policy in your school
  2. Screening – types of testing that we can expect, other tools that can be used how to implement as part of your schools’ procedures
  3. Procedures and Processes – insights as to supporting processes / procedures and related technology schools might consider
  4. The importance of effective communication and documentation to create understanding, buy-in, and confidence within your community 


Dr David Teo – Regional Medical Director Asia, International SOS

Colin Brown – Founder Nex.D, COO Skoolbo, Edtech investor

Andy Duffield - Group Health and Safety Director, International Schools Partnership 


Dr David Teo – Regional Medical Director Asia, International SOS

Dr Teo oversees the assistance services provided by International SOS Assistance. He also heads teams of Coordinating Doctors and Nurses ensuring a high level of service across the region. 

Dr Teo possesses invaluable experience in medical incident management, and disaster relief planning and response. In addition, he conducts medical training, medical audits, evaluation of on-site medical capabilities and development of medical emergency response plans for our clients in the region. 

Prior to International SOS, Dr Teo was the Chief Army Medical Officer of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), holding the military rank of a Colonel. During his 22-year career with SAF, he undertook several peacekeeping missions and was seconded to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of United Nations in New York. As a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment & Coordination Team, he travelled extensively to different countries providing expert assistance during disasters. 

Dr Teo was also responsible for training national agencies in disaster preparation and relief for earthquakes, tsunamis and terrorist attacks. He consulted private sector companies, including oil and gas, on mass casualty preparation and response. 

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore
  • Master in Medicine (Occupational Medicine)
  • Occupational Health Specialist registered with the Ministry of Health and Academy of Medicine Singapore. 
  • Designated Factory Doctor certified by the Ministry of Manpower. 
  • Lecturer (post-graduates) at the National University of Singapore on occupational medicine 
  • served as a Senior Medical Advisor in the Department of Industrial Health, Ministry of Manpower.

Andrew Duffield, Group Health and Safety Director, International Schools Partnership (ISP)

Andy started his International Schools career at Nord Anglia Education in 2006 having worked as a Project Manager in a UK Construction/Facilities Management company. At Nord, Andy worked as the Buildings and Projects Manager on new schools in Prague, Abu Dhabi and Dubai alongside this he set up and implemented the groups health and safety systems and as the group grew he later became Head of Health and Safety.

In 2017 he moved to ISP as Group Health and Safety Director where he developed the groups policies and safety reporting systems. Andy also leads on Safeguarding where he supports the groups Safeguarding expert.

Colin Brown – Founder Nex.D, COO Skoolbo, Edtech investor

Colin Brown is an entrepreneur focused on Edtech and Deeptech who has leveraged his tremendous experience and network to address the challenge of rapid screening for COVID-19 with the capability to enable numerous businesses to mitigate exposure to the virus.  From Airlines to Schools, Colin’s rapid testing technology has the potential to enable living life as normal as possible.

Colin is a founder of Nex.D which helps accelerate growth stage Edtech and Deeptech companies into new markets using a merchant bank advisory model. Nex.D supports companies through financing and management to help them grow across 55+ countries. An outstanding global partner network helps Nex.D to execute deals at a C-suite level.

In addition to growing, growth-stage companies Nex.D is deeply committed to building out the central-eastern European ecosystem over the next 10+ years.

Colin has played an instrumental role in supporting multiple startups, managed partner networks and consulted with the UK Government. In 2013 Colin founded Inspirity (formerly Skoolbo) an edtech startup, growing from their first schools in Singapore in 2013 to over 70K schools across America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Inspirity partnered with some great brands including the English Premier League, All Blacks, Indian Premier League, Microsoft, and Pepsi.

In 2020, Nex.D started with a digital identity company (Yoti) that had contracts with the UK and German governments and then searched for a Covid testing solution that could scale in the home (testfrwd) and point of care (GeneMe ) markets. 2020 was spent deeply immersed in the science of Covid19 and grew the team from 10 to 160 virologists.

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