Jenny Gray is the Chief Executive Officer of Zoos Victoria. She has a background in management, transportation, engineering and ethics which provides a unique set of skills to tackle the challenges of transforming the three zoos of Zoos Victoria, Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Jenny’s career history boasts a strong mix of commercial and public sector roles in South Africa and now in Australia. Jenny offers a unique insight into the complexities of working with animals in human care and making a meaningful contribution to their success in the wild.
Jenny’s role encompasses setting the vision and direction for these iconic institutions and leading the organisation in their commitment to Fight Extinction. With wide ranging operational risks and decision making, from conservation to animals welfare to audit committee requirements, Jenny has more than her share of unique concerns to keep her awake at night.
Jenny will share some of the interesting, amusing and downright scary thoughts that occupy her mind in the middle of the night.