Raoul trained as an actor at the Arts Educational Schools in London on a UK Dance and Drama Award. In addition to English, Raoul speaks fluent German and not-so-fluent Hindi, having spent his childhood in Germany and five years in India, where he studied at St Stephen's College in Delhi. Raoul also holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University (Hertford College). After more than a decade in the UK he moved to Australia at the end of 2003. 

In early 2018, Raoul joined the ACT Public Service.