Ray was a Barrister-at-Law and District Judge. He is an Honorary Patron of UK Investor in Equality and Diversity, an Independent Member of the Velindre Cancer Centre and the Welsh Blood Service NHS Trust Board and is currently a Governor of Gower College, Swansea. He sat on the Judicial Studies Board of the Equal Treatment Advisory Committee from 1998-2008.
From 1996-2002, he was a Commissioner for Wales for the Commission for Racial Equality. He was a Board Member of Neath Victim Support, a Governor of Swansea Metropolitan University and a member of the National Assembly Advisory Group.