Introducing our new Chief Executive: Gill Greer

18 February 2019

Dr Greer is a former NZORD board member with a wealth of experience in not-for-profit organisations. She was CEO of Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) for five years, as well as Director General of International Planned Parenthood Federation (London) and CEO of Family Planning New Zealand.

She became a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005 for services to family planning and literature, and was also recognised in 2012 by the British Government for services to international health and women’s rights with a CBE.

Dr Greer completed a year as Chief Executive of the National Council of Women in New Zealand in November 2018. She has had a long involvement with the health, disability and access sector, particularly at Victoria University of Wellington where she was very involved in critical issues as Director of Student Services and Equity.

“We are delighted to secure a Chief Executive with such a demonstrated commitment to our sector,” says NZORD board chair Joanna Lusk. “I am certain that under her leadership we will continue to strengthen our vision of systemic change for people living with rare disorders in New Zealand.”

Dr Collette Bromhead was Chief Executive from July 2017 and is stepping away from NZORD to focus on her academic career. The NZORD board of trustees thanks Dr Bromhead for her hard work and achievements on behalf of the rare disorder community over this period.

Dr Greer will join NZORD on 4 March for a period of six months.