The Big Interview
DUAL ASIA PACIFIC
Over the last 12 years DUAL Asia Pacific has grown from a start up to an AUD $150 million business with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Auckland, Hong Kong and Singapore and over 125 staff. In Australia and New Zealand, DUAL is the largest independent underwriting agency, and in Asia DUAL is a top 5 player in the classes it specialises in. Last year, in Insurance Business’ inaugural ‘Brokers on Underwriting Agencies’ survey, DUAL emerged gold medal winners for their Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, Management Liability and Professional Indemnity products, attesting to impressive work by Damien Coates and his team.
Not only does Coates run DUAL’s operations for the Asia Paciﬁc, but he’s a keen adventurer who recently turned his attention to a signiﬁcant charitable endeavour. He has competed in many events to raise money for charity including running 10 marathons, hiking the Kokoda trail, and completed the Oxfam 100km walk three times. His latest passion for cycling has seen him ride 500km ride from Moree to Tamworth for Royal Far West, 1,000kms from Sydney to Surfers Paradise for Youth off the Streets, and in October he cycled over 3,500kms from Adelaide to Darwin to support Black Dog Institute.
DUAL Asia Pacific
Damien Coates and Leo Abbruzzo
Level 6 160 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000
61 (0)2 9248 6300