Kevin Buley has worked in the zoo industry for over 25 years. He began his career as a reptile and amphibian keeper at Jersey Zoo in the British Channel Islands, where he subsequently rose to head of its world-renowned herpetology department.
In 2002, he moved to Chester Zoo, the UK’s largest and most successful visitor attraction outside London, where he was initially Curator of Lower Vertebrates and Invertebrates and then Head of Zoo Programmes until his move to New Zealand in 2010.
Since joining Auckland Zoo as Head of Life Sciences in 2010, Kevin has played a pivotal role in the growth and continued success of the zoo. He became Zoo Director in 2018 and was elected to the ZAA Board in the same year.