With his deep background in national security, as well as his varied experiences in consulting within the realm of corporate risk, Ray has been recently appointed Associate Partner, Industrial Sector, for IBM Canada.
At the outset of his career, and after five years in federal policing with the RCMP, Ray joined the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in 1984and retired in 2012 as the Assistant Director. During his tenure, Ray was involved in all aspects of security intelligence operations, such as leadership of the Intelligence assessment directorate, counter terrorism, as well as driving national security priorities pertaining to operational risk, data exploitation and covert operations.
Previously, and in the private consulting realm, Ray worked with a variety of clients to help them acquire a deeper understanding of geo-strategic threats to business integrity and viability. He delivered business intelligence solutions affecting core challenges such as cyber and insider threats, while guiding resilience building. He also consulted on global business strategies such as M+A opportunities.
More recently, Ray was appointed as the first Security Advisor for Province of Ontario. In this role, Ray provided advice and intelligence on areas of public safety and national security that fall within provincial responsibility. While reporting to the Secretary of Cabinet, Ray supported efforts to protect provincial assets from events that could affect services, networks and facilities that are critical to Ontario’s economy, public safety and security.