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Design Director, CSO
As the Chief Strategic Officer (CSO) Ray is instrumental in the development of key strategic partnerships and the creation of strategic initiatives across SSH to secure long term improvement for the business. He commands strong leadership and management skills and combines them with creativity and a passion for design. Before joining SSH, Ray was the Design Director for W S Atkins in the UK, China and the Middle East. Working on exacting standards, Ray's high quality threshold and strong client skills combine to bring a compelling level of integrity to the design process.
Ray brings 40 years of experience to this process, and his hands on approach inspires tremendous loyalty and respect from his colleagues, partners and clients. This integrity is reflected in the quality of building design clients can expect from SSH. His strategic approach to master planning and building design enables him to develop exciting solutions working in collaboration with clients.
Ray graduated in London. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and has a keen eye for identifying and developing young architects by giving them challenging design opportunities early in their career. He has worked in Europe, the USA, China and the Middle East, and led renowned private architectural practices. His designs have won numerous awards and have been widely published.