Ranjna Patel

Ranjna Patel stands as a prominent figure in New Zealand. Her impressive accomplishments in business and community service have earned her recognition, including the Queen's Service Medal (QSM) in 2009 and the prestigious appointment as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2017.

As the Founder and Director of Tamaki Health, Ranjna guided the organisation to unprecedented success. Starting as a small clinic aimed at improving healthcare access in South Auckland, Tamaki Health has grown into a network of over 50 clinics across New Zealand. It is now the largest private primary healthcare provider in the country, serving more than 300,000 patients.

The recent launch of Bettr, a virtual health platform, has further improved healthcare accessibility nationwide, highlighting Ranjna's commitment to innovative solutions and community welfare.

In addition to her business ventures, Ranjna founded Gandhi Nivas, a program that provides early intervention and prevention services for men identified at risk of committing harm in the family home. Research from Massey University demonstrates the program's effectiveness, with nearly 69% of participants remaining non-offenders over a five-year period.

Ranjna's dedication to driving positive change is evident in her numerous awards and accolades, including: Trade Me Innovation of the Year, Kiwibank NZer of the Year Finalist, Women of Influence Community Hero, NEXT Women of the Year in Business and Innovation, Deloittes Visionary Leader, EY Entrepreneur Master Category, 125 yrs. Women Suffrage – 125 NZ Trailblazer, Indian Weekender the Most Influential, Inducted into the Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneur, EEO Diversity Awards Walk the Talk and Positive Inclusion, Westpac Business of the Year, IBA Best Business women of the Year, IBA Supreme Business Awards, Patron of NZ Police Recruit Wing 330, Suffrage 130 – 30 NZ women we admire.

Ranjna will share her inspiring story, shining a light on compassionate leadership and revealing powerful strategies for overcoming bias. Join her as she shares her experience in building a healthcare empire.