2015 Speakers



Managing Director

Expat Marine Services


Asia Pacific SuperYacht Association

Colin Dawson has been in the marine insurance industry for twenty-five years, starting his career in the Lloyd’s insurance market. Since 1994, he has been in Hong Kong, working with three different insurance brokers. Specialising in yacht insurance since 1997, Colin built specialist divisions at two of Hong Kong’s insurance brokers before setting up his own business in 2009. Colin has had extensive experience in the Asia Pacific region and has arranged covers for every size and type of yacht in most geographic locations around the world. In 2009, Colin set up The George Group and soon after began working in partnership with Expat Services, continuing to arrange insurance covers for yacht owners and the related industry. In 2011, Expat Marine was established, emphasising the importance of the yacht business between the two companies. Expat Marine continues to grow and is now recognised as one of the leading specialist yacht insurance brokers in the region. Outside of insurance, Colin takes keen interest in the yacht industry itself, being a Founder Member and Chairman of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association. He is also a keen sailor, taking part in some of the region’s regattas and offshore races on larger yachts. He sits on the organising committee of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s San Fernando Race – a Category One offshore race from Hong Kong to the Philippines. Colin is also a Director of the San Fernando Race Foundation, a Hong Kong charity that looks after a home for disadvantaged children on the northern Philippine town of San Fernando and is also the co-Chairman of The Elephant Society – a group raising awareness of the plight of the elephant and funds to help protect the species.

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