Ray was invited to become a Patron of Child Bereavement UK in 2009. He and his young family received support from the charity following the sudden death of his wife Tina in 2006.  

Having to personally navigate through the emotional trauma of losing his wife, whilst being the rock, constant support and Dad to his two young children was an immensely difficult path to travel, and one which never ends. The care and practical tools that Child Bereavement UK provided to him and his family were invaluable.

Ray has spent his career in banking and is the Chief Executive of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust International in London.