dominic raab

Dominic Raab Keynote Speaker

  • Deputy Prime Minister between 2021 and 2022
  • Held six Cabinet posts including Foreign Secretary, Brexit Secretary and Justice Secretary
  • International lawyer who trained in the City and practised at the Foreign Office, advising on shipping, investment protection and war crimes

Dominic Raab's Biography

Dominic Raab is the first and only politician to serve as Deputy Prime Minister to two Prime Ministers. He has also held six Cabinet posts including Foreign Secretary, Brexit Secretary and Justice Secretary.

Today, he holds the position of Senior Strategic Adviser for Global Affairs at Appian Capital, the leading global investor in critical minerals, where he is currently Chairing the Appian-SAFE partnership. The partnership will work to inform governments on how the private sector weighs critical minerals investment and development, and involves advising the US Government on enhancing energy security. He is also Consultant to the World Gold Council working to prevent the violent exploitation of artisanal gold miners and stem the flow of illicit profits which fuel the war in Ukraine.

During his role as Deputy Prime Minister between 2021 and 2022, Dominic chaired Cabinet sub-committees, responded to Prime Ministers Questions, and deputised for the Prime Minister. He also published the UK Bill of Rights, and the Victims and Prisoner Bill.

While he was Foreign Secretary between 2019 and 2021, Dominic chaired the National Security Council, UN Security Council and G7, and also deputised for the PM for 5 weeks when he was hospitalised with COVID. Further achievements included merging the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development, making £4 billion of savings from the aid budget and safeguarding priorities on C19 vaccine funding.

In 2021, Dominic published Global Britain in a Competitive Age, the UK’s ten-year international strategy, focusing on Britain’s comparative advantage in tech, trade and financial services, the need to adjust to hybrid security threats, and the long-term Indo-Pacific tilt in UK foreign policy.

Prior to entering politics, Dominic was as an international lawyer who trained in the City and practised at the Foreign Office, advising on shipping, investment protection and war crimes. He has extensive executive experience, particularly in international affairs, national security, geopolitical risk and the Indo-Pacific.

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Dominic Raab's Speaking Topics

  • • Global geopolitical risks:

Hostile states, organised crime, terrorism, climate change and health pandemics.

  • • UK foreign policy:

The Indo-Pacific tilt and the risks/ rewards in that region for the United Kingdom.

  • • Western tensions with China:

The case for de-risking rather than de-coupling and avoiding war in the Taiwan Straits.

  • • Maximising the UK's potential in tech:

Artificial Intelligence and managing the risks including from AI and cyber attacks.

  • • Optimism bias and pessimism capture:

Managing the dual risks of optimism bias and pessimism capture in public policy decision-making, from economic forecasts to foreign policy.

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Videos of Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab talks at The Conservative Party Conference 2019
Dominic Raab talks at The Conservative Party Conference 2019
Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab's Speech | Glen Parva Prison
Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab's Speech | Glen Parva Prison
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks on Afghan crisis, evacuation of UK nationals in country
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks on Afghan crisis, evacuation of UK nationals in country
Dominic Raab - Keynote Speech of Conference Day 1
Dominic Raab - Keynote Speech of Conference Day 1

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