Ray has held various senior positions within the resource efficiency sector as a volunteer, campaigner, educator, policymaker, programme manager, chief executive and consultant.
He was Director of Policy & Evaluation for WRAP from 2001-2008. Previously, he was Chief Executive of environmental charity Waste Watch from 1996 and held a number of other project management posts in the third sector. Ray has previously acted as an adviser to Defra (on the development of Waste Strategy 2000 and other policy developments) and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office (on the ‘Waste not: want not’ review of waste policy).
Ray was educated at the University of Lancaster and Cranfield University School of Management. He is a Chartered Waste Manager, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was appointed MBE for services to sustainable waste management in 1999.