As the Provincial Security Advisor for Ontario, Ray provides advice and intelligence on areas of public safety and national security that fall within provincial responsibility. He supports 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, and engages with key partners on security related matters.
Previously, as President of I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS), Ray worked with a variety of client organizations to help them gain a deeper understanding of intelligence and security matters in a global context, and the impact on their operating environments. He delivered business intelligence solutions affecting core challenges such as cyber and insider threats, while guiding resilience building around the principles of pro-active defence. He also consulted on Mergers and Acquisitions with potential National Security complexities.
After five years in federal policing, Ray joined the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in 1984 and retired in 2012 as the Assistant Director, Intelligence. During his tenure, Ray was involved in broad facets of security intelligence operations, from leadership of the Counter Terrorism domain, to driving national security priorities pertaining to Operational Risk management, Data Exploitation programs, Human Source management, Foreign Collection framework and all Special Operations efforts.