Arish was born in Fiji and moved to New Zealand in 2006. Arish was based in Gisborne and was Service Manager for Oral Health as well as the Director of Allied Health and Technical at Hauora Tairawhiti DHB.
Arish has recently moved to Wellington to take on the role of Chief Allied Health Officer at Capital & Coast DHB. He is also the Chairperson of the NZ Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association and President of the International Oral Health Association.
He is a Board Member of UNICEF New Zealand and a Justice of the Peace. He is also the Founder of OWDSOCKS –Opportunities without Discrimination.