Geoff Raby

Ambassador at Australian Government

Raby attended La Trobe University and graduated with bachelor’s degree (Honours), a master’s degree and a PhD in economics.[5] He worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in several positions as head of the Chinese Embassy’s economics division (1986–1991), head of the Northeast Asia Analytical Unit (1991–1993), First Assistant Secretary, Trade Negotiations Division (1995–1998), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (1998–2001) and First Assistant Secretary, International Organisations and Legal Division (2001–2002), Ambassador to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (2002–2004), and a Deputy Secretary of the Department (2002–2006). While based in Beijing from 1986 to 1991, he worked with Kevin Rudd, who served as Australia’s Prime Minister and later Minister for Foreign Affairs while Raby was Ambassador to China.

He published a book concerning Australian economic history in 1996 entitled Making rural Australia: an economic history of technical and institutional creativity, 1788–1860.


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