By ZOOM,  Chief Executive Officer of Zoos Vic: Zoo-Based Conservation
Jun 28, 2022
Dr Jenny Gray
By ZOOM, Chief Executive Officer of Zoos Vic: Zoo-Based Conservation


Dr Jenny Gray  

Dr Jenny Gray is the Chief Executive Officer of Zoos Victoria, charged with the operation of the Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and 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 in South Africa, then Australia.

Jenny has qualifications in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Business Administration and Ethics.  She brings a passion for animals and the environment, having facilitated the transformation of Zoos Victoria into a Zoo Based Conservation Organisation.  Her operational and financial skills will ensure that this is achieved in a financially sustainable manner, led by inspired executives and staff.

In 2016 Jenny completed her PhD in ethics with her thesis on 'An Ethical Defense of Modern Zoos'.   Her thesis has been published by CSIRO, and is a commercially available book titled 'Zoo Ethics'.

Jenny serves on a number of governing bodies; she is Past President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, is a council-appointed member of the Victoria University Council, and President and Chair of Not In My Workplace, a small association committed to addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.

M.C.  Charlotte England