Geoffrey Raby attended Ivanhoe Grammar School from 1965 until 1971. He graduated with BEC (Hons), MEC and PhD from La Trobe University. He has held a number of Senior positions in DFAT and was Australia’s APEC Ambassador from 2002 to 2004. Between 1986 and 1991, he served in Beijing twice as Head of the Embassy’s Economic Section. He has also held positions as Trade Policy Adviser to the Minister for Trade (1993) and in the Office of National Assessments (1984 to 1986). In 2007, Dr Raby was recipient of the La Trobe University Distinguished Alumni Award and in 2010 was made a guest professor of Nankai University, Tianjin PRC. Dr Raby was Australian Ambassador to China between 2007 and 2011. He is now in private practice as a consultant.