Champions for Change – Annual Report “The Power Gap” and “The Participation Gap”

Ranjna Patel


Founder and Director of Tamaki Healthcare – formerly Nirvana Health Group and Bettr- online virtual health service.

The company delivers Primary Healthcare to communities across Auckland, Christchurch, Whangarei, and Palmerston North. There are over 50 Clinics serving a population of 260,000 registered patients.

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.

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 Relationship. Massey University Longitudinal study showed 60% of men did not reoffend.

She is the Executive Trustee of Total Healthcare and ISSO Hindu Temple, 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.OfWomen NZ Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs, won EEO Diversity Awards Walk the Talk and IBA Best Businesswoman 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 Deloitte’s Top 200 Awards – Visionary Leader. Winner of Westpac Women of Influence – Community Hero in 2020. Ranjna is a judge on the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year for 2018 and 2019, and Deloitte 200 Inclusive and Diversity Judge.

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