Dr Geoff Raby AO
Dr Geoff Raby AO. Leading Australian economist and diplomat, Dr Geoff Raby, was recently made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his distinguished service to Australia-China relations through senior diplomatic roles, and to multilateral trade policy development.
Dr Geoff Raby AO was Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011. Following completion of his Ambassadorial term, after 27 years in the public service, mostly with DFAT, he resigned to establish Geoff Raby and Associates Ltd.
Dr Raby is a non-executive, independent director with ASX-listed companies OceanaGold and Yancoal. In China, Dr. Raby serves as Co-Chair of Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s China practice. He is also head of Trade Policy at the London-based think-tank Policy Exchange.
Dr Raby is a member of the non-for-profit Advance Global Advisory Board, University of Sydney’s China Studies Center Advisory Board, La Trobe University Asia Advisory Board, and Chairman of Western University’s Institute of Australia China Cultural Relations and Arts.