Ashley Gray

NZ Chair

Ashley began her career at Beef + Lamb New Zealand Inc (BLNZ) in 2011. In 2017, she took on the role of General Manager, overseeing all marketing activity, communications, budgets and staff. She was instrumental in the growth of the World Butchers’ Challenge with the global butchery community now running under her direction as CEO. Ashley has moved into a strategic consultant role for BLNZ and Australian Pork Ltd. In 2019, Ashley took over the Chair position of the IMS Marketing Committee.

Ashley sits on the global committee for Meat Business Women and launched the New Zealand chapter. Her latest initiative is the launch of Global Meat Alliance (GMA) with Laura Ryan, which embodies the purpose behind each of the organisations Ashley is involved with – ‘When you form communities, amazing things happen.