Gopika currently works in public policy at the New Zealand Treasury. She is a Chartered Accountant, (a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) and a Barrister/Solicitor admitted in New Zealand.
She started her career at PwC New Zealand and ASB Bank before moving to London to work for Ernst & Young in financial services business tax structuring. She has recently returned to New Zealand and switched to the public sector.
Gopika co-founded Yatra Dance Company and used to run a dance school teaching Bharatanatyam in New Zealand.