Before joining Nous, Raphael served as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Korea. During his eight years at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, he helped support Australia’s interests on a variety of high profile issues, ranging from Australia’s relationship with China to regional responses to irregular migration. Previously, he was an associate to a senior deputy president at the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
Raphael holds Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and of Arts from Monash University, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as a legal practitioner.
Raphael enjoys Canberra and surrounds’ clean air and open spaces with his wife and their little boy; especially skiing and mountain biking. He spends too much time listening to podcasts on public policy and international relations.