Outgoing Ambassador to China, Dr Geoff Raby appointed as Co-Chair of Corrs’ China practice

4 August 2011

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Geoff Raby as an adviser and Co-Chair of the firm’s China practice.

Dr Raby has been Australian Ambassador to The People’s Republic of China since February 2007 and will retire from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 5 August 2011.

Dr Raby will be available to provide strategic advice to clients based or operating in the People’s Republic of China.

Corrs partner & CEO John W.H. Denton said: “We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Raby to Corrs. Our firm and clients will benefit from his deep knowledge and understanding of China’s government, the way China does business and of the resources industry. It will assist our clients building business in China and facilitate continued opportunities for our Chinese clients in Australia”.

Dr Raby has held various postings throughout Asia and Europe since joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1986. He was Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from November 2002 to November 2006. Dr Raby has held a number of senior positions in DFAT, including First Assistant Secretary, International Organisations and Legal Division (2001-2002), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation, Geneva (1998-2001) and First Assistant Secretary, Trade Negotiations Division (1995-1998). He was Australia's APEC Ambassador from November 2002 to December 2004.

Dr Raby holds Bachelor of Economics (Hons), Master of Economics and PhD degrees from Latrobe University in Melbourne.

Click here to read Dr Raby's interview with the Global Times.

Click here to read about the announcement in The Asian Lawyer.

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