COVID-19 - Gain direct insight into return-to-work strategies

28 September



Are you putting plans in place to get your teams back to the office? Are your employees ready for the change?

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant billions of people around the world have had to adapt, very quickly, to radically different social and working patterns. Whether employees are finding these new patterns and habits to be a positive or negative experience, this is still a big change and coping with it takes resilience. If you are planning to reopen your office, that’s another big adjustment! It’s worth considering how organisations can help employees face and manage the huge pressures that can come with it.

PARIMA is collaborating with MetLife Australia & MAXIS GBN on the topic of gaining direct insight into return-to-work strategies. MetLife Australia conducted research in March, May and September of this year, looking at the impact of COVID-19 on health (both mental and physical), financial wellness & returning to work, and will share the key findings from the research and more in this Dynamic Huddles.

The session will explore:

  1. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia
  2. People’s assessment of their own health and wellbeing
  3. How employees rated their employer’s response to COVID-19
  4. How to support employees transitioning through COVID-19

Speakers / Moderators

André Purtell

Head of Research and Insights
MetLife Australia

Mark Raberger

Head of Health
MetLife Australia
Franck Baron

Franck Baron

Group Deputy Director,
Risk Management & Insurance

International SOS

More About The Event

Jeffrey Toh
Jeffrey Toh

Business Risk Consultant, Asia Pacific

FM Global

Jeffrey is a member of FM Global’s Business Risk Consulting (BRC) team in the Asia Pacific region. BRC services take a strategic approach towards helping clients identify the critical processes that drive their businesses and quantify dependencies on those processes. Through Business Impact Analysis (BIA), BRC helps clients to better understand the financial exposures to their businesses, to strengthen business resilience and develop effective risk management strategies.

Jeffrey joined FM Global in September of 2018. Prior to joining FM Global, Jeffrey was a Risk & Compliance Manager in the Group Finance department of The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited, where he specialised in business process improvements and developing risk strategies. Prior to Great Eastern, Jeffrey served as a Corporate Improvement Manager in a publicly listed supply chain management company. He also had experience in performing financial statement audits in a range of industries, during his stint as a Senior Assurance Associate in Deloitte.

As a member of the Business Risk Consulting Group, Jeffrey is primarily responsible for conducting Business Impact Analysis, working in partnership with FM Global clients, to fully identify and quantify the client’s financial exposures as they relate to property and business interruption loss potential. The analysis Jeffrey performs often result in the identification of significant exposures that were previously unknown or not fully understood by the client, which potentially has a material impact to risk management decisions.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He is also a certified Chartered Accountant.

Guido Gavio
Guido Gavio

Asia Complex Loss Director


Guido Gavio is the Asia Complex Loss Director for BELFOR Asia. He has more than 22 years of experience in handling restoration projects for companies suffering from losses after a disaster. He joined BELFOR Asia, then known as Relectronic – Remech as a Restoration Engineer in Australia in 1996. He rose through the ranks and was seconded to Thailand for 3 years from 1998 to 2001 before being posted to the regional Headquarters in Asia in 200

Guido studied electrical engineering at the Universidad Technologica de Buenos Aires in Argentina. Upon graduation, Guido worked at the National Institute of Industrial Technology assisting with research programs in the area of superconductors where he gained considerable hands – on experience in developing and building prototypes. Guido then migrated to Australia where he worked for Telstra in the design and construction of the cable and internet network.

Upon completion of the Telstra project, Guido joined Relectronic – Remech. BELFOR Asia has the capability to recover buildings, production lines and other property, following disaster incidents such as fire, explosion, earthquake, typhoon, wind, flooding, rain, water ingress, chemical spills etc.

The company has maintained the market leader position for disaster recovery in Asia for the past 25 years, and is now handling more than 1,600 industrial disaster incidents per year.