colinColin Dawson has been in the marine insurance industry for twenty two years, starting his career in the Lloyd’s insurance market. The last eighteen years have been spent in Hong Kong with three different insurance brokers. Specialising with 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.

A keen sailor, his experience is not only in the field of insurance but also in the yachting industry itself. Aside from his specialist yacht insurance experience Colin’s extensive contacts within the yacht industry brings distinct advantages to clients when discussing their insurance and risk management requirements. This experience and knowledge often assists clients well beyond their pure insurance requirements into operations and servicing of their yachts where there are tried and tested reliable contacts in other areas of the yacht industry that can provide services to owners.

In 2009 Colin set up The George Group and soon after began working alongside 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 insurance brokers in the region.

Outside of insurance Colin takes a 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 regions regattas and offshore races on larger yachts.

Managing Director, The George Group
Tel: (852) 2530 2331
Fax: (852) 2575 3507