Ray Corcoran leads the direction, development, implementation and strategic planning for NU-Q's full range of facilities operations in alignment with the university's mission statement. From a start in construction and maintenance, Corcoran has a diverse background in facilities management in corporate, medical and education sectors, emphasizing FM process, project management and communication. His management style emphasizes teamwork, participation, partnership and collaboration.
Prior to joining NU-Q, he spent eight years as director of facilities at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, managing the design, construction and delivering of the CMUQ building project along with management of all aspects of FM operational services. Corcoran spent a number of years working in London, UK, with various blue chip corporate companies in senior management roles such as: hospital engineer - deputy head of property department, The London Clinic; facilities projects and operations manager, Fidelity Investments; London and SE area facilities project manager, IBM (UK). Corcoran has a Master of Science degree in facilities management and a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honors in engineering services from London South Bank University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Middlesex University.