Ranjna Patel

Founder, Tamaki Health

Ranjna Patel is the Founder and Director of Tamaki Health previously known as Nirvana Health Group, a management company for East Tamaki Healthcare, West Auckland Healthcare and White Cross.

The company delivers Primary Healthcare to communities across Auckland. There are over 55 Clinics serving a population of 250,000 registered patients and 80% of after hours services in Auckland.

Ranjna is actively involved in many wider community groups, Women’s group and a Hindu Temple. She sits on numerous advisory boards including National Ethnic Forum for NZ Police, CM Police, Middlemore Foundation, Mental Health Foundation, Diversity Works, Global Women and Co of Women. Patron of NZ Police Recruit Wing 330.

In December 2014, established a residential facility for perpetrators of Family Violence hoping to work in an innovative way with men. 2018 has seen 2 more homes open in Auckland, in Public Private partnership. A 5 year evaluation from Massey University has shown 60% of men did not reoffend after intervention at the home.

Past appointments include , Lotteries, NACEW and Director on Bank of Baroda.

Ranjna has been awarded a NZ Order of Merit (ONZM), Queen’s Service Medal (QSM). She has also been inducted into the Co of Women NZ Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs, won EEO Diversity Awards Walk the Talk and IBA Best Business Women of the Year and a finalist for Westpac Women of Influence in Business and Entrepreneur for three years, NEXT Woman of the Year – Business and Innovation, EY Entrepreneur Of the Year – Master Category and the Deloittes Top 200 Awards – Visionary Leader. Ranjna is a judge on the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year for 2018 and 2019. In 2020 she is a judge for Deloittes Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Nirvana Health Group has also won many awards including Westpac Supreme Business Award, Supreme Indian Business Awards and EEO Positive Inclusion Award.