Damien Coates, CEO, Asia Pacific, Dual
Damien Coates founded DUAL Australia in 2004, joining the organisation from AIG, where he had responsibility for the insurance giant’s commercial management liability portfolio in the UK, Ireland and Africa. With Coates at the helm, DUAL has become the largest independent underwriting agency and Lloyd’s Coverholder in Australia.
Additionally, in 2011, Coates oversaw the establishment of an Auckland o ce, and DUAL New Zealand is today the country’s largest underwriting agency, as well as one of its top fi ve liability providers. In 2011, Coates also agreed to take on the role of DUAL’s global CEO. He spent two years heading up the global business before returning to the region full-time to focus on the Asia-Pacific. Under his leadership, DUAL continues to grow across Asia-Pac.
Since Insurance Business launched its annual Brokers on Underwriting Agencies Survey in 2015, DUAL Australia has been a standout performer. Among the accolades DUAL has received, brokers have voted the business the top agency for D&O liability insurance, management liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance in each of the three surveys – a testament to broker confi dence in the DUAL team and the products they provide. Will the 2018 survey tell a similar story?