Beijing, 20 March 2013
Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), today announced the appointment of Dr Geoff Raby as Vice Chairman, Macquarie Group China.
Dr Raby has been appointed to assist with the continued expansion of Macquarie’s business in Greater China. Mr Alex Harvey, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Group in Asia, said: “As a former Australian Ambassador to China, Dr Raby has strong relationships with senior leaders of major corporations and government-linked companies in China and Australia”.
Dr Raby is the Chairman and CEO of Geoff Raby & Associates, a Beijing-based business advisory firm. In addition to his roles at Geoff Raby & Associates, Dr Raby is Chairman of ASX-listed SmartTrans Ltd, and is an Independent Director on the boards of Fortescue Mining Group, Yancoal Australia and OceanaGold. Dr Raby was the Australian Ambassador to China from February 2007 to August 2011 and Deputy Secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from November 2002 to November 2006.
Dr Raby is also a member of the Australian Education Minister’s International Advisory Council, a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Australia’s Monash University and a Guest Professor of Nankai University, Tianjin China. In February 2013 he was appointed an Honorary Citizen of Chengdu, capital of China’s Sichuan Province.