Ray has more than 36 years of international experience in finance roles, with a track record in delivering enhanced business performance, mergers and acquisitions, and the management of broad and complex finance teams. He is a highly adaptive leader, having worked in a wide range of jurisdictions including in the United States, Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan, Russia and China, as well as Europe and Australia.

Ray has more than two decades of oil and gas experience, having previously held the position of Vice President, Finance at TNK-BP and a variety of senior finance and commercial roles at Chevron Corporation. Ray was also the Chief Financial Officer at UGL Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant.