Ray is UK Managing Partner, responsible for running the Osborne Clarke LLP business. Ray is passionate about building a strong and diverse organisation and has made this a core part of Osborne Clarke’s strategy. Ray was included in The Lawyers Hot 100 2022 for his leadership. Under his leadership, the firm has introduced a wide range of initiatives focused on diversity and wellbeing, leading to greater engagement amongst employees and recognition from industry bodies and he speaks regularly on the subject. Ray is a trustee of the Social Mobility Business Partnership, a member of the 30% Club, been recognised as an “Agent for Change” by Management Today for his D&I work and by Heroes as an Advocate for his commitment to inclusion. Ray was previously head of the Business Transactions Group, which is home to the M&A, corporate finance, financial services, and commercial teams. During his 21 years at Osborne Clarke, Ray has advised on a wide range of high-profile transactions for both public and private companies including takeovers, mergers, IPO’s and joint ventures – often with a cross-border aspect. Ray qualified as a lawyer in 1992 and spent 18 months of his early career working in-house at a major international corporation in the United States, joining Osborne Clarke as a Partner in 2001.