Geeta Patel

Class of: 1999
School: Otahuhu College
Scholarship Partner: Laminex New Zealand
Achieving highly in a range of subjects at secondary school, Geeta proved to be a student of outstanding calibre. Throughout school Geeta was also recognised for her service and contribution to the local community. In the year that she applied to become a First Foundation Scholar she received a Mangere Refugee Centre volunteer award and the Coronation Scholarship for service.

Geeta speaks highly of the First Foundation scholarship programme; "I gained confidence through the mentoring and the work experience. I collated transferable business skills that are very valuable to me now."

Geeta went on to study at The University of Auckland and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2004.  In 2005 she stepped up into a role as Business Analyst within the Technology team at Vodafone and  2013 she joined Telecom New Zealand as a Business Analyst.

Geeta and her husband started their own consultancy company, PopCaughan Consulting LTD and in January 2014 Geeta commenced work at Air New Zealand as a Business Analyst in the Mobile App team.