As Director of School Support & Evaluation, Ray supports and visits schools applying for CIS membership and participating in the CIS accreditation process.
A Londoner by birth, Ray worked in public education in the United Kingdom and was Head of a large school situated near Heathrow Airport. In 1992, his desire to further his educational and leadership experiences took him to South East Asia where he took up a Headship in a British international school in Singapore. His first foray into Malaysia was as the founding Director of Education of an international school in Johor Bahru. In 1999 Ray, joined The Taylor’s Education Group as Principal/ Chief Operating Officer of Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur. He held this post until August 2007, when he took up a new appointment as Regional Accreditation Officer with CIS and in January 2008 was appointed as an Associate Director. In this role Ray shares a global responsibility for supporting CIS member schools based in 109 countries and has a particular role in supporting CIS member schools in Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Ray has held the positions of Chairman of The Federation of British International Schools in South and East Asia (FOBISSEA) and Secretary of the Association of Malaysian International Schools. He has a passionate interest in international education, intercultural learning and the future development of educational trends. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Education Management from the University of Bath.
Ray is married to an Australian and has made Melbourne his permanent home.