Jul 23, 2019
Jackie Edmond, CEO - Family Planning NZ

Jackie Edmond has been Chief Executive of Family Planning since September 2006. Family Planning is the the largest specialist provider of sexual and reproductive health services in New Zealand. 

Family Planning was established in New Zealand in 1936, primarily to advocate for better access to contraception. Family Planning employs some 240 staff across New Zealand. The organisation has an extensive network of clinical and health promotion services and an international programmes unit that works across the Pacific. 

With a professional background in psychiatric nursing and health management, Jackie’s working career has been entirely within the health sector. She is the public and media face of the organisation as an advocate for improved access to sexual and reproductive health services both here and across the pacific. 

Jackie has been on numerous government delegations, both in the Pacific and the United Nations. She is the Deputy Chair of the Council for International Development (CID) Board and is on the Steering Committee for the upcoming International Conference on Population Development to be held in Nairobi in November 2019.