Jenny Gray

Jenny Gray

Dr Jenny Gray is the Chief Executive Officer of Zoo's Victoria, charged with the operation of the Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Jenny has a wide range of public and private sector experience having worked in transportation, airlines and banking, before moving into the Zoo industry.

Jenny has qualifications in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Business Administration and Ethics. She brings a passion for animals and the environment to facilitate the transformation of Zoos Victoria into a Zoo Bases Conservation Organisation.

In 2016 Jenny completed her PhD in ethics with her thesis on "An Ethical Defense of Modern Zoos". Her thesis has been turned into a book called "Zoo Ethics".

Jenny was appointed President of the Work Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in August 2017. She is well positioned to govern as President of the global organisation committed to improving standards and regulations of zoos and aquariums around the world.

Whilst Jenny isn't allowed to have pets in her apartment, she does have over 5,000 animals under her care when she goes to work every day, from the smallest Southern Corroboree Frog weighing just two grams to the biggest Asian elephant Mek Kepah, who comes in at over three tonnes - they are all her family.


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