The Institution of Civil Engineers elected Chris Gray as one of their youngest Fellows ever at the tender age of 37. He has now accumulated over 40 years of experience in the profession with particular expertise in the areas of land remediation, flood defence, infrastructure development and geotechnical engineering.
Born in Leeds, his career has taken him all over the UK together with periods overseas, particularly in Indonesia and the Far East.
He came to South Wales in 1980 to form part of the design team for the River Taff Cardiff Flood Protection Scheme. Subsequent work in the region included the redevelopment of Penarth Dock to form what is now the Marina Development. Later he was Project Director for the reclamation of 125 acres of the former Steelworks site in Ebbw Vale for the 1992 National Garden Festival.
He established CD Gray & Associates in 1991 and Terra Firma Wales in 2000.
He is a past Chairman of ICE Wales. Whilst in that role he designed and developed the ICE Bridge to Schools which has now been replicated throughout the UK and overseas. He has raised money for many charities and is now helping a school in Botswana.