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Ray Mines

Co-founder and Strategic Advisor

It’s over two decades since Ray joined Motivation in the UK and set off to Albania in 1996. Since then Ray has undertaken assignments in over 30 countries in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, South Asia, Southeast Asia, South East Africa, the Pacific and in remote communities in Australia.

As co-founder of Motivation Australia, Ray has played a leading role in brand management, training, procurement, project management, income generation, partner relationships, donor engagement, programme design, strategic direction, and led Motivation Australia for seven months as Acting CEO. Ray co-designed and managed two of MA’s largest projects to date: the Samoa Integrated Mobility Device Service (SIMDES) and the Tonga Rehabilitation and Mobility (TRaM) projects. Ray co-authored the Assistive Technology (AT) Procurement Study for the World Health Organization and Motivation Australia’s Procurement Tool Kit.

Ray has a BSc Industrial Design (Hons) Degree from Brunel University, UK (1990-94), Kepner – Tregoe Project Management Certificate (2001 & 2017), and has completed Partnership Brokerage Training (2020). Ray is currently undertaking post graduate study in Climate Change.

What do you enjoy about working with Motivation Australia?

What I personally value about what we do is the inspiring people that we meet; I carry their incredible stories with me. I see our work supporting people to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges every day, this is the fire in my belly, and this is the very essence of what Motivation Australia exists for.

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