Director, Girl Capital - Africa

Julia Greenland (ne Mayersohn) leads the sexual and reproductive health investments within the Girl Capital Africa portfolio. She is particularly interested in how health markets can be made to work for girls, and in bringing decision making closer to the people served by development programmes.

Before joining CIFF in 2017, Julia worked for MSI Reproductive Choices for a decade. There, she led major service delivery and behaviour change programmes in Uganda, Papua New Guinea and Kenya with a particular interest in the rights of girls and adolescents. In these roles, she managed large teams delivering complex programmes, fundraised for continued programming and improved programme performance. She first got to know CIFF when she led implementation of MSI’s flagship youth programme, Choice 4 Change, which reached hundreds of thousands of Kenyan girls with modern contraceptives.

Julia holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Said Business School, Oxford. She serves on a number of technical advisory bodies in the adolescence and SRH space. She lives in Nairobi with her husband, baby daughter, two elderly dogs and an a very large red motorcycle.