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China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order

Last Updated:2020-09-24



Dr Geoff Raby AO was Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011. After 27 years in the public service, he completed his Ambassadorial term and resigned to establish Geoff Raby and Associates in 2011, a Beijing-based strategic advisory company.


He currently serves as an Independent Non-executive Director of ASX-listed companies, Yancoal, Oceanagold, and Netlinkz.  He was also as an independent director with Fortescue Metals Group, 2011-17.


He is Chair of the Murdoch University’s Vice Chancellors Advisory Board, Western Sydney University’s Australia-China Institute of Arts and Culture, and VisAsia at the Gallery of NSW; he is a member of the Board of the Garvan Foundation.


In 2019, his donation of his personal collection of Chinese Contemporary Art was La Trobe University’s biggest gift of cultural philanthropy.


Between 2002 and 2006, he was Deputy Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), with responsibilities for north-east Asia and international trade negotiations.   He has held a number of other senior positions in DFAT, including APEC Ambassador (2002-2004), First Assistant Secretary, International Organisations and Legal Division (2001-2002), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation, Geneva (1998-2001), First Assistant Secretary, Trade Negotiations Division (1995-1998). He was head of the Trade Policy Issues Division in the OECD in Paris during 1993-95.  He was First Secretary (Economic) and subsequently Counsellor (Economic) in Australia’s Embassy in Beijing, 1986-1991.  He joined the Office of National Assessments as its China economic analyst in 1984.


In 2002, he was made a member of Chile’s Order of Bernhard O’Reilly (Chile’s highest medal for citizens) for services to international trade and agricultural liberalization.  In 2010, he was made La Trobe University’s Inaugural Distinguished Alumni.


In recognition of his contributions to advancing relations between Australia and China and his contribution to multilateral trade diplomacy, Dr Raby was awarded the Order of Australia in June 2019.


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本书作者Geoff Raby,曾在20072月至20118月出任澳大利亚驻华大使。


在此之前,在外交贸易部担任过多个要职,包括澳大利亚外交贸易部副部长(2002年-2006),国际组织和法律司司长(2001-2002),常驻世界贸易组织代表和大使(日内瓦,1998-2001),以及贸易谈判司司长 (1995-1998)200211月至200412月任澳大利亚亚太经济合作组织APEC)大使。1993年至1995年,芮捷锐博士曾在巴黎担任经济合作与发展组织(OECD)贸易政策问题司司长。


并拥有澳大利亚拉筹伯大学(La Trobe University)的经济学学士、硕士和博士学位。