Meet the team

Education First Trust is governed and operated by a board of trustees. The Trustees comprises of professionals, businessmen, skilled individuals and volunteers from various vocations. The trust is open to any dedicated individual who wishes to serve on an ongoing basis.

The Trust has also a Patron.

Our Board of Trustees

Our current Patron Trustees and Office bearers are:

Well known and respected community leader who has served in various charitable capacity locally and internationally. Born In Labasa Fiji, former Mayor of Labasa Town. Former Politician & Retired Pharmacist Past District Governor of Rotary District 9920. Charter President & current member of Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside

Mike Jaduram

Patron - Retired Pharmacist

BA (INDIA & AUST.) LL.B (NZ) Occupation: NZ Immigration Law Adviser Trustee/Chair Education First Trust – 2015 Member Rotary Club Enrolled Barrister & Solicitor High Court of NZ Website:

Harjeet Golian

Trustee - Immigration Adviser

Formerly from Fiji Retired Relationship Manager ANZ Corporate & Commercial Auckland Past President Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside – currently Director Special Projects Founding & Past Chair of Education First Trust

Sursen Singh

Trustee - Retired Banker

Shobhna currently operates under the name of Shobhna & Co. Law Office, offering a range of legal services. Shobhna has been a Nominee for the Indian Business Awards 2008 and she has served as a member on various committees and is a current Trustee of Education First Trust and has been a past secretary. She is also the Trust’s Honorary Solicitor.

Shobhna Golian

Trustee - Solicitor

Trustee and co-chair Past student of Dudley High School Suva and Massey University NZ Strong advocate for Education for Everyone “for a better future” hence committed to a charity that sponsors the education of underprivileged children. Project Champion for the Lomawai Primary School, Sigatoka - new ablution block completed in 2014.

Aruna Pillay (nee Singh)

Board member - Environment Planning Manager

Business owner – Mortgage Providers NZ Limited with over 40 years’ experience in Banking/lending. Former Business Manager at ANZ Bank in Auckland. Past President / Current member of Rotary Club of Auckland Harbourside. Dedicated in Charity work, predominantly in education of the underprivileged children. Jyoti is passionate about family and helping people.

Joyti Singh

Trustee - Registered Financial Adviser

Completed secondary education at Natabua High School and MBA from University of Auckland. 1992. Past President (1991) of Lions Club of Lautoka, Fiji and Past District Co-Ordinator for Satya Sai Organization of Fiji. Currently Company Director Trade Air Engineering (Pacific) Ltd in Papua New Guinea.

Hari Nath

Trustee - Engineer

Anil Attended University of the South Pacific In Fiji Qualified with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) from Auckland University. Am a Chartered Engineer and has worked for the Ministry of Works and Fiji Electricity Authority in Fiji. Here in NZ I have worked for NZ Steel , Ford Motor Company and currently working for Auckland Airport in a senior management role.

Anil Varma

Trustee - Engineering Support Services Manager

Ram Gounder

Trustee – Accountant

Ashok Shankar


Rohit Lal


Vidya Nand

Board member

Sushila Jaduram

Board member

Rajiv Pandey

Board member