Colin Hastings is a 50-plus year career journalist, writer and publisher who started on local newspapers in his home town of Kingston, Surrey, UK, then moved to national dailies in Fleet Street including the Daily Express and the Daily Mail before joining the Bangkok Post in 1975. After a short break in the UK, where he worked for the pre-Murdoch Sunday Times, Colin was a Bangkok-based partner in a Singapore publishing company in the 1980s. He then rejoined the Bangkok Post in 1991 to launch and edit Thailand Tatler until 1998. Since then, he has published his own magazine, The BigChilli, the country’s leading expat publication.

Colin has represented the British Club and the Royal Bangkok Sports Club on a regular basis at football, rugby, cricket and squash. He is the proud father of five daughters.