Ray’s countless achievements in the field of addiction recovery began in 1994 when he started the UK’s first ever arrest referral scheme in Brighton.
In 1998, he was appointed as a board member of the UK Anti-Drugs Co-ordination Unit, advising on the development and implementation of the Government’s first UK drug strategy. He was also involved in developing the first wave of criminal justice interventions with HM Prisons and Probation.
Ray joined CGL in in 1994 when there were just 20 employees and led the development of what is now the largest national provider of drug and alcohol treatment services in Europe. Ray is a BACP qualified integrative counsellor and completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2005.
In 2008, Ray left CGL to provide workforce training and consultancy for leading health and social care provider organisations and NHS Trusts. Since 2011, Ray has been a visiting lecturer for the University of Brighton’s Criminology and Substance Misuse Interventions degree course.
He is a social entrepreneur and Chief Executive of Emerging Futures CIC, an organisation that provides a mid-point allegiance between primary care treatment providers and the communities in which they work. He has established an extensive portfolio of high quality training and consultancy products delivered through Vital Signs.
Ray has unparalleled experience in service and systems development and his reputation for delivering timely results precedes him.