Macquarie Group appoints Geoff Raby as Vice Chairman, China

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.

About Macquarie Group
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs more than 13,400 people in 28 countries. At 30 September 2012, Macquarie had assets under management of $A341 billion.

Macquarie Group in Asia
Macquarie has had a significant presence in Asia for more than 15 years, establishing its first office in Hong Kong in 1995. With a presence in 11 geographies across the region, Macquarie continues to grow its Asian activities by expanding existing businesses, forming joint ventures with local partners and making niche acquisitions.


For further information, please contact:

Fiona McDonald
Corporate Communications, Asia
Macquarie Group Limited
Direct line: +852 3922 3591

Elizabeth Cox
Corporate Communications, Asia
Macquarie Group Limited
Direct line: +852 3922 3818