With many years spent in Germany, 5 years at the Defence Academy, and a series of ground-based deployed and staff appointments in multi-national and tri-Service environments, he brings significant breadth and understanding to the Trust.  His recent experiences in leading academic research and his own transition add further depth.

A former chairman of Combined Services Rugby Union, Ray continues to referee through his local Society in Gloucestershire.  He joined the Forces in Mind Trust as Chief Executive in December 2012 on his retirement from the Royal Air Force as an air vice-marshal.