Ray Rankmore was appointed to the Board in December 2005. Having started his career as a marketing professional over 46 years ago, Ray has undertaken every role possible in marketing - from being a FMCG salesman to Group Marketing Director of a number of blue-chip multinationals.
After a successful career in marketing he made the transition into general management, but continued his key focus on business development, having developed a wide range of products, businesses, companies, and markets. His experience covers a diverse range of markets, products, services, companies, business environments and cultures both internationally and within the UK.
Companies for whom Ray has worked during his career include Kimberly Clark, The Marley Group, American Safety, Xerox, BT, The Thomas Cook Group, The Prestige Group, and Inchcape. Ray is currently Chairman of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, as well as a member of the Port's Remuneration Committee.