Dr Jenny Gray is a council-appointed member of the University Council, and the Chief Executive Officer of Zoos Victoria. In her CEO role, she is charged with the operation of the Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and the Werribee Open Range Zoo in Australia.
Jenny has a wide range of public and private sector experience. She has worked in transportation, airlines and banking, before moving into the zoo industry.
In 2016 Jenny completed her PhD in ethics. She also holds qualifications in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Business Administration. Her PhD thesis formed the basis of her first book, Zoo Ethics - The Challenges of Compassionate Conservation, which was released in July 2017.
Jenny is currently the President of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. She is passionate about the role of zoos and aquariums in conservation and changing human behaviour to ensure a future rich in wildlife.