Raphael Wood

Managing Director, Market Advisory Group
Raphael Wood

Raphael Wood

Managing Director, Market Advisory Group

Biography

Raphael Wood

Raf is the Managing Director and the heart of MAG. Raf’s passion, experience, and knowledge of the industry make him uniquely qualified to provide exceptional insights and advice to all participants in the carbon and environmental markets.

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.

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.