Dr Geoffrey Raby

Experience and expertise

Dr Geoffrey Raby was appointed a Director of Yancoal in 2012.

Dr Raby was formerly Australia’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 2007 to 2011. Prior to then he was a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Dr Raby has extensive experience in international affairs and trade, having been Australia’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (1998–2001), Australia’s APEC Ambassador (2003–2005), Head of DFAT’s Office of Trade Negotiations and Head of the Trade Policy Issues Division at the OECD, Paris.

Between 1986 and 1991 he was Head of the Economic Section at the Australian Embassy, Beijing. He has been the Chair of DFAT’s Audit Committee and served as an ex officio member of the Boards of Austrade and Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC).

Dr Raby has extensive experience in international affairs and trade and has held a number of independent  non-executive director positions with ASX listed companies, including Oceana Gold Corporation Limited (ASX: OGC) and iSentia Group Limited (ASX:ISD) since August 2011 and May 2014, respectively. Dr Raby was appointed on 30 August 2018  as the Chairman of Wiseway group, which was listed on ASX on 30 October 2018 (ASX:WWG). 

Dr Geoffrey Raby holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Masters of Economics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics.

Dr Raby is a member of the Strategy and Development Committee and a member of the Health Safety and Environment Committee of Yancoal.