Chairman, Chartered Accountant, Financial Advisor
Rajesh is a graduate of the University of the South Pacific - Fiji and Massey University - New Zealand. He migrated to New Zealand in 1987 from Fiji. Rajesh has been working in the fields of Audit, IT and Finance in Fiji, New Zealand and Australia for the past thirty-five years. He has also served on the Boards of several multinational companies in Australia and New Zealand. Rajesh is also a qualified Personal Financial Adviser. His current professional affiliations are: Chartered Accountant – Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand. Chartered Secretary – Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators – London. Rajesh is a Level one New Zealand qualified cricket coach.
Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand - GNZM, QSO - Patron
Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand served as Governor-General of New Zealand from 2006 to 2011. Born and raised in Auckland, his parents were Fiji born migrants to New Zealand and his grandparents Girmitya from India. Sir Anand's father, Mutyala Satyanand was a well known medical practitioner in Auckland for 40 years until his retirement in the 1980s. Sir Anand attended schools and University in Auckland qualifying as a lawyer in 1970. He worked in the courts mainly specializing in criminal law and revenue law, but he was a long term and keen member of the Medico-Legal Society. Then followed some 12 years as a Judge and then in 1995 a move to Wellington when he became one of New Zealand's Ombudsmen. He served for two terms in this before his appointment as Governor-General. He has been the recipient of honours in New Zealand, including a knighthood, but has also received the Pravasi Samman award from the President of India and an award from Tonga. Throughout his time he has maintained a connection and interest in Fiji, through family and professional and friendship links. He looks forward to pursuing this with FOFH.
Dr Sunil Pillay
Trustee - Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Surgeon
Dr Sunil Pillay is from Narewa village in Nadi. He is a proud graduate of Fiji School of Medicine. Sunil did his postgraduate training at the National Womens Hospital and has specialist qualifications from both England and Australia amp; New Zealand College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He has served as the clinical director of Gynaecology at the National Women’s Hospital between 1998 and 2002. He is currently practising as a leading gynaecological endoscopic surgeon at Auckland City Hospital. His private practice is at the Fertility Associates, Remuera. His special interest includes fertility medicine and advance key-hole surgery. Dr Pillay performed the first Laparoscopic Assisted Menstrual (LAM) procedure in 2008 and has been recognised internationally for his contribution. He loves mountain biking and running.
Dr Andrew Pitcher
MBChB, FANZCA - Consultant Anaesthetist
Lead of Neuroanaesthesia
Dept. of Adult and Emergency Anaesthesia
Auckland City Hospital
Daven Naidu - MBA (2011-2013)
- Southern Cross University(QLD) AUST
- IT Consultant/ Businessman
- Member: New Zealand Institute of Director (NZIOD)
Daven has NZCE (Electronics & Computer Technology) qualification from the Auckland University of Technology and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Auckland. In 1994 he started his own business “Logical Systems Ltd” expanding to two branches with acquisition to become business partners with some of the largest brands in the World, Apple Computer, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, IBM, 3Com, Acer & Adobe Systems. In 2004, he set-up a branch operation of LSL Ltd in Fiji as sole distributor of Apple Computer and a first Apple Centre store in the Pacific Island. Daven is a keen golfer and played up to national level representative hockey for Fiji & NZ. Daven is 2012 Golfer of the year winner at the Indian Sports Awards.
Radhe K Nand - LLB
Trustee/Legal Advisor - Barrister & Solicitor
Radhe Nand migrated from Fiji in 1982. He read law at the University of Auckland and on achieving his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1986 was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Over the past 24 years, Radhe has forayed into various branches of law, including corporate structures, residential and commercial properties, family trusts, family law, commercial/corporate, immigration and litigation, amassing in the process a client base that encompasses ordinary individuals to corporate and high profile clients. Radhe has worked in well-established law firms (including being a partner) has been a member of the Property/Business Law and Immigration/Refugee Law sub-committees of the Auckland District Law Society; is a member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal; and besides currently running a successful practice as partner of Patel Nand Legal is also Honorary Legal Counsel to several religious, sporting, cultural and educational organisations in NZ and abroad.
Dr Rishi Ram
Trustee - FRACS General Surgeon
Dr Rishi Ram is former resident of Nadi, Fiji, migrated to New Zealand in 1987. He has completed his surgical training in New Zealand and Australia. Dr Rishi Ram is a general surgeon and works in Public and Private Hospitals. He works as a general surgeon at public Auckland City Hospital and in Private at the Auckland Surgical Centre based in Remuera, Mercy Ascot and Southern Cross Hospital.
Dr Avinash Sharma
MBChB MPH FRACS MD
General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer
University of Auckland
Dr Avinash Sharma, MBChB, MPH (Oxon), FRACS, MD, is a Consultant General Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. He has a special interest in surgical oncology, global surgery, and public health. He is a former Global Cancer Disparities and Surgical Oncology Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and a graduate of the Masters in Global Health programme at the University of Oxford.
Dr Imran Ali
Urological Surgeon (MBChB, FRACS)
Attended medical school at the University of Otago. Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Subspecialises in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, focal therapy for prostate cancer, minimally invasive treatment for benign prostate enlargement, and andrology. His private practice is based at Ormiston Urology and the new Kakariki Hospital at Greenlane. Via appointments at Manukau Super Clinic and Auckland City Hospital.
Trustee - Auckland Businessman
Born in Fiji and moved to New Zealand in 1982.
Franchisee of 9 McDonald’s restaurants in Auckland.
- 2012 Global Golden Arch Award recipient
- 2011 McDonald’s Franchisee of the Year
Member of the McDonald’s Franchisee Leadership group.
Trustee of Ronald McDonald House Auckland.
Freddie is a management executive in a law firm and a commercial property management businessman in New Zealand. He previously held senior positions in Fiji that includes banking executive (ANZ Fiji), CEO of HFC Finance, CEO of Merchant Finance, COO and Country Head of Carpenters Fiji Group, and several Board appointments. Freddie is well connected to the Fijian community both in New Zealand & Fiji through his social & business networks and Church ministry.
Trustee - Auckland Businessman
Shailen did his NZCE (production) at Auckland Technical Institute and served with Fiji Sugar Corporation as an Engineer for 6 years upon his return to Fiji. He migrated to New Zealand in 1988 and worked for SCA as a Crew Leader. After 21 years service with SCA he joined James Hardie as a Shift Manager. Mr Sharma is currently the owner of Davie Tyres, West Auckland.
Treasurer/Trustee of FOFH
Anit Patel was born in Suva, Fiji and is an alumni of Marist Brothers. He, migrated to New Zealand in December 1989 and graduated from the University of Auckland with Bachelor of Commerce and Post Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand. Anit is a Partner at DFK Oswin Griffiths Carlton Ltd, a boutique Chartered Accounting firm based in Auckland CBD and joined the firm in 2013.
Dr Ajay Kumar
Trustee - Stroke Physician, Geriatrician Specialist
Dr A Kumar, Former resident of Suva Fiji, Migrated to NZ 1994, Graduate of University of South Pacific/Fiji School of Medicine. Post Graduate education and dual training completed 2002, Specialist Physician/Geriatrician. For the past 7 yrs with Counties Manukau District Health Board as clinical Stroke Physician, Geriatrician. Dr Kumar is Senior Clinical Lecturer in clinical Medicine with Auckland University Medical School. Research interest includes Acute Stroke Therapies, Primary, Secondary and tertiary therapies/prevention especially TIA, investigation /prevention and treatment of early Cognitive impairment and Dememtia, Has been involved in International Multicenter Acute Stroke Therapies and PI at local site.
Registered nurse, Auckland City Hospital (Department of Critical Care Medicine)
Dr. Kalpa Jayanatha
Trustee - Renal Physician
MBChB, MPH, FRACP, FRGS
Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Renal Medicine, Middlemore Hospital, Health New Zealand.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, University of Auckland.
Dr Rajen Prasad
Dr Rajen Prasad is currently Chairman of Bank of Baroda (New Zealand) Limited and Special Envoy for the Commonwealth Secretary general. He retired as a Member of Parliament (New Zealand) in 2015 and was the former Chief Families Commissioner, Race Relations Conciliator, Human Rights Commissioner and Associate Professor in Social Policy and Social Work at Massey University.
Mukesh Parshottam - BCA (Vic) CA
Financial Planning, Management Accounting
Mukesh graduated from Victoria University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration Degree. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand. His working career over the last 30 years has covered both the commercial and professional accountancy sectors. He has worked in large manufacturing companies in senior finance roles with significant experience in acquisition and mergers. Mukesh has worked in two of the “Big 4” accounting firms, where he held senior audit roles within these firms.
As a Director of Oswin Griffiths – DFK Ltd and Partner of Oswin Griffiths - DFK, Mukesh oversees a diversity of services offered to clients including commercial property management, financial planning, management accounting for businesses and individuals, tax planning and auditing. Mukesh’s extensive experience enables him to provide both expeditious and cost-effective service.
Dr Raj Kumar
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Dr Vinod Singh
Dr Ravindra Raj
Life Member - Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Dr Raj is from Nasinu and a graduate of Fiji School on Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training at National Women’s Hospital and is Fellow of Royal Australian& NZ College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He is a senior specialist at MiddleMore Hospital. A keen runner and does several marathons annually.