Ranjna Patel (ONZM, QSM)

Ranjna has a reputation for getting things started, and most of all, getting things done. She has lived experience as a champion of new ways to deliver health and social services in urban Aotearoa. She understands how to deliver at the coal face and Platforms for Good will benefit from her vast insights.    

She is founder and director of Nirvana Health Group, a management company for East Tamaki Healthcare, West Auckland Healthcare and White Cross  delivering primary healthcare to communities across Auckland, NZ. Now over 40 clinics serve a population of 230,000 registered patients and 400,000 after hours services.

Ranjna is actively involved in wider community groups, women’s groups and a Hindu Temple. She sits on  National Ethnic Forum for NZ Police, CM Police, the Middlemore Foundation, the Mental Health Foundation, Diversity Works, Global Women, and Co of Women. She is Executive Trustee of Total Healthcare, trustee of ISSO Hindu Temple, and a director of Bank of Baroda. Ranjna also established a number of residential facilities for perpetrators of family violence, working in an innovative way with men since 2014. 

Ranjna has been awarded the NZ Order of Merit (ONZM) and Queen’s Service Medal (QSM). She has also been inducted into the Co of Women NZ Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs, was the Deloittes Top 200 Awards  Visionary Leader in 2018; won EEO Diversity Awards, Walk the Talk,and  IBA Best Business Women of the Year;  finalist in Westpac Women of Influence in Business Awards for three years, NEXT Woman of the Year - Business and Innovation, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Master Category.