She has been Director-General of IPPF since 2006. She was formerly the Executive Director of the New Zealand Family Planning Association, with a staff of 300 people, and IPPF Member Association.
Dr Greer has been a member of the New Zealand government delegations to the United Nations General Assembly Session on HIV/AIDS (2006), the United Nations World Summit (2005), the Commission on the Status of Women (2005) and the Commission on Population and Development (2004).
The post of Director-General of IPPF is one of the most challenging in the field of international development. As the strongest global voice for sexual and reproductive health and rights, IPPF’s network of national Member Associations works to provide vital, often life saving, services to some of the poorest and most marginalized people in more than 180 countries worldwide. IPPF sometimes carries out this work in the face of powerful opposition from conservative governments and religious groups to sexual and reproductive health and rights and, more generally, women’s rights.