Raf is the Managing Director and the heart of MAG. Raf’s passion, experience and knowledge of the industry makes him uniquely qualified to provide exceptional insights and advice to all participants in the carbon and environmental markets.
“I am here to fulfil a promise to my kids to do everything I can to reduce the impact of climate change on their future. I want to help inform market participants to create a transparent, efficient market to ensure you can implement your carbon market strategy as quickly and effectively as possible.”
Raf has had a varied career, driven by the need to make a difference and connect with people. Starting his career as a Geologist in the mining industry, he moved on to be a commodities trader, stockbroker and investment advisor racking up over a decade in financial markets. After a conversation with his kids about the future of their world, Raf moved to work in government where he was instrumental in designing and implementing some of the Australian Government’s key market mechanisms including the Renewable Energy Target, Carbon Pricing Mechanism and the Emissions Reduction Fund. Rounding off his industry experience, Raf also worked with Australia’s largest carbon project developer as Head of Environmental Markets.
Completing the circle of market roles, Raf’s knowledge about liable entities, financial markets, government policy and project development places him as one of the most uniquely qualified independent carbon and environmental market advisors in Australia.
On the prompting of several industry icons, Raf founded the Market Advisory Group in 2018 to provide independent, impartial expert advice to all sides of the industry.
“I saw too many ‘square peg / square hole’ solutions being offered and wanted to provide the right advice and strategy to anyone who needed it”
Since then he has been providing bespoke, tailored advice to dozens of high-profile national and international firms.
When he is not talking about the price of ACCUs, you can find Raf on the sidelines of the rugby field coaching and cheering on his daughters’ team, or out the back having a beer around his pizza oven with family and friends.
Raf loves a chat, so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give him a call.