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The Influential Women of Middlemore Foundation


Sandra Geange is the Chief Executive Officer of Middlemore Foundation. Sandra has over 20 years of experience in executive leadership roles with iconic New Zealand brands. She currently sits on the Board of APAC Advisory Board – CMO Council and formerly spent six years as a Board Member of the Problem Gambling Foundation.

Sandra has used her expertise in marketing strategy, digital transformation and organization expansion to led some significant diversity, inclusion and CSR initiatives to enhance the wellbeing of staff and wider communities the previous organisations she has worked with.

Sandra is determined to harness the power of the community at large to significantly improve the health and wellbeing of our Counties Manukau peoples, in particular our children. Sandra has a target of a three-fold increase in overall funding for Middlemore Foundation in the next three years, and will focus this towards facilitating the creation of strong communities in our area, with the freedom to thrive.


Fepulea’i Margie Apa’s is a trustee on Middlemore Foundation’s Board of Trustees and is the Chief Executive Officer for Counties Manukau District Health. Fepulea’i carries an honorific (or chief) title from her home village of Sale'aula, Savai'i, Samoa.

Margie’s career has been working in the New Zealand health sector for more than 20 years, including five years as Deputy Director General in the Ministry of Health, and as an executive at Capital & Coast DHB. Margie is the first Samoan to lead a District Health Board in New Zealand.

Margie is keen to make a difference for all patients, including those of Pacific Islands heritage, and believes it is important to improve the health of children and elderly population in Counties Manukau.


Faye Langdon is a trustee on Middlemore Foundation’s Board of Trustees and is the Co-Founder and Director of the 21C Skills Lab. With a determination to keep busy, Faye is also the Founder and Director of Langdon Consulting, and until recently, the managing director at NZ Global Women Trust. Faye is also a Trustee of TupuToa.

Faye’s career has covered significant business development, business partnerships and business startup expertise. Faye has worked through and resolved challenging complex projects and issues at multiple levels in the business, community and education sectors.

Faye is currently working on Middlemore Foundation’s Mana-ā-Riki programme and Ecosystem project. The two projects focus on improving the health, homes and education of people living in the Counties Manukau community.


Ranjna Patel is a trustee on Middlemore Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the co-founder of New Zealand's largest independent healthcare Nirvana Health Group. As co-founder of Nirvana Health Group 35 doctor clinics, 29 pharmacies and a call centre are operated. The Group conducts more than 1.2 million consultations a year or around 4000 consultations a day.

Ranjna’s extensive involvement in charitable and community groups has resulted in her being inducted into the Co.OfWomen Hall of Fame, winning the Deloitte Top 200 Visionary Leader award, and being recognised as a trailblazing business leader for Suffrage 125.

Ranjna has an incredible career with remarkable highlights such as developing a successful healthcare business, building a Hindu temple and creating a ground-breaking domestic violence programme for Kiwis. Ranjna is determined to improve Kiwis' access to healthcare in lower socio-economic groups.

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