Navigator Limited is a group of generalist doers, supported by a small, multi-disciplinary team of associates and advisors who translate strategy into sustainable outcomes.

We act as an independent intermediary, working with your team to build capacity, negotiating the conditions for success, and laying down effective programmes. We have a proven ability to simply get the job done.

Think Hauora

Refresh of THINK’s Strategic Plan in line with the rebrand and future direction for primary care. Development of a roadmap and outcomes framework to underpin Public and Primary Health Cluster with the DHB

Foundation North

Provided strategic advice to the design and development of their impact investment strategy; and implementation support with “scouting” work across the Maori and Pasifika spaces across Auckland.


Lauren Peate, Innovation Catalyst

 Navigator did a great job with the scouting work to bring us prospective impact initiaitives; overall and excellent job with thorough communication to keep us informed about progress and learnings throughout the engagement.

The Centre for Health

Review of business model

Hauraki PHO

Engagement across the shareholders to reinvigorate the five-year Strategic Plan

Ngati Te Ata

Capability building, governance advice and development of a commercial model for Mana Whenua engagement


Roimata Minhinnick, CEO

Over the moon with the service, it could not have been better timing with the help. All the work and interaction was on time, at speed and relationship based. Not only am I happy but I have relayed progress through to the Board and they too are happy. And the staff are as well that some of these things we have talked about for a long time might now be about to happen.

Te Runanga a Rangitane o Wairau

Springboard Trust

Delivery of Kahui Ako initiatives in Napier, South Auckland, Tasman

Wise Group

Literature/model review and due diligence/financial forecasts for a bespoke community health and wellbeing hub. Prototype now operating at the old Houchens Retreat site in Glenview, Hamilton. Further review of models and recommendations for a Technology and Youth Hub proposed for Hamilton East – now Project 856, and support with marque project Here to Help U.


Testimonial - Jacqui Graham, Co-CEO, Wise Group

“Navigator are our go to people for deep out of the box thinking. We can always rely on them to stretch our thinking and produce quality supporting documentation which we can act on. They’re a team of great value based people but its not all serious and we have many laughs along the way."

Ngati Kuri

Board Governance capability building


Sheridan Waitai, CEO

“Wider Pacific view: greatly appreciated We are becoming a team as a result of the training. Safeguarding an environment of empathy and understanding.”

Sport Bay of Plenty

Strategic Planning

World Vision

Capability building

Muaupoko Tribal Authority

Organisational capability and capacity building, Programme Development, Strategic communications


Di Rump, CEO

 “Significantly moved us forward in terms of quality and sustainability of our infrastructure in terms of process and procedures”

AV Jennings

Supported a large scale procurement tender for housing;  providing advice on employment programmes, placemaking, Mana Whenua engagement, health and social outcomes.

Capella Capital

Major Australian infrastructure fund.  Provided strategic advice for the New Zealand housing and infrastructure market.  Part of Capella’s tender team for large scale housing procurement. 

Cause Collective

Creation of new subsidiary (Cause Collective) for AH+ (largest Pacific PHO in country with 33 clinics)

Classic Homes

Provided strategic advice to CEO and team as part of their bid for large scale housing procurement

Community Housing Aotearoa

Stocktake of social housing capacity and capability across New Zealand


Supported the development of its inaugural Maori and Pacific peoples strategy and action plan. 


Designed and supported implementation of the process, service design and operating model for transition from pilot to sustainable, long term work pathways initiative: Taitamariki 500 to He Poutama Taitamariki.


Jodi Qereqeretabua, Programme Director

“Able to produce high quality output, quickly. Client and kaupapa centred at all times. Always well prepared. Documents always received well in advance. Fantastic at collecting the view of key participants and incorporating input in to preparation and planning”

Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngāti Kauwhata Incorporated

Project design, development and establishment phase project management for Healthy Homes initiative

Te Tupu Managed Moves

Napier based education project incorporating 32 local schools as well as community agencies. Development of strategic plan, business case for funding, rollout of programme and support with evaluation in line with three-year funding from MOE. Programme being held up by Principals Federation and others as an exemplar in managed challenging behaviors in an education setting

The Forensic Group

Prominent independent forensic science consultancy.   Provision of advice for next stage of company growth.


Dr Anna Sandiford, Director, The Forensic Group

"The Forensic Group was experiencing strong business growth.  We wanted a sounding board and advice from a group of doers who understood the pitfalls and opportunities that come with business growth.  Navigator understood what we were going through and helped us to gain clarity of the next steps”

Waipupuke housing development

Designed and managed process across six Iwi to enable effective Mana Whenua collaboration within the Waipupuke development. Strategic advice in relation to Iwi engagement and stakeholder management (Council, developers, consultants, mana whenua, local board, community), extended in to the consenting and appeals process.

Whakatipu Akoranga (Ara Skills Hub)

Change management support, development of a strategic plan, implementation roadmap, and communications plan for South Auckland skills hub: Ara.  Support with establishment of new Charitable Trust and avenues for sustainable funding (Crown and philanthropy).

Winton Limited

NZX / ASX listed development company.  Provision of strategic advice across its projects in relation to Mana Whenua and urban Maori engagement particularly in regard to the 19 Council recognised iwi / hapu of Auckland. 

University of Auckland

Development of a practical guide for successful formation and bedding down of effective programmes where diverse groups of stakeholders wish to contribute to improved social, cultural and economic outcomes for citizen groupings.

Professor Christa Fouche, Associate Deputy VC Research.

“It is a great pleasure to work with Navigator Limited in supporting the move across many parts of the country to truly whanau driven development. Their skill, dedication and unprecedented experience in this area is obvious as is the reality that they are truly Kaupapa driven”

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

Government relations and communications advice.

Mental Health Foundation

Designed and developed Maori Males mental health programme

Coca Cola Amatil

Pasifika Staff Engagement/Strategy

Panuku Development

Designed and managed process to enable effective Pasifika and Iwi collaboration in the Manukau Transform Project. Strategic engagement advice and Project Vision, Objectives and Framework Plan.

Rangitane Tamaki Nui A Rau

Strategic Planning and Road-map for development

Te Hiku Iwi Development Trust

Designed and managed process for refreshing and reinvigorating Te Hiku Iwi Crown Social Accord which has culminated in a multiyear commitment to a new, pioneering regional programme. State Services Commission Spirit of Service Finalist 2019.


Carol Berghan, Chief Executive

“Navigator Ltd are platinum. Their work is of such an exacting quality that while they refer to themselves as generalists and while we would also agree we make the adage that these generalist skills are of an exceptionally high quality and workmanship. Great all-rounders.”

Tamaki Regeneration (TRC)

Civil society organisation capability appraisal and strengthening

Tui Ora - Taranaki

Ongoing support for design, development and establishment of truly whanau driven health and wellbeing in Taranaki. Two streams of work; one directly with Tui Ora and the other with Alliance partners Ngaruahine Iwi Health Service, Ngati Ruanui and Taranaki DHB


“The Navigator team have been alongside us every step of the way. By providing the uncompromising advice, knowledge, tools and capability our team was able to move  from strategy to operations. They are second to none when it comes to a truly kaupapa driven process and hold the line at every challenge point to ensure whānau outcomes are at the forefront of everything we do”


Supported the development Koiora, a practical pathway to establishing truly whanau driven healthcare in the Waikato


Testimonial - Johnine Davis and Heremaia Samson


“Brilliant mahi Jeremy and Nick. You showed great understanding of our situation and also your in-depth knowledge of the Health System gave us assurance and we very quickly came to trust your judgement and advice. Also noticed how you positioned yourself in the support lines and empowered us to lead”


Mahitahi Hauora

Brought together all key Primary Care Stakeholders - Iwi, DHB, Maori Providers and GP practices in designing and developing a whanau driven primary care entity.


Dr Andrew Miller and Lynette Stewart – Establishment Co-Chairs

“Consultants have worked with clients with an integrity 'second to none', undertaking many difficult aspects of the outcomes required with huge evidence of a very mature operator, whose background experience has fitted them well for the arena of primary health strategic development, which is the tenor of the Contract undertaken”.

Te Tihi O Ruahhine Whanau Ora Alliance

Designed and managed the process of alignment of Iwi, Crown, Local Council and other key stakeholders for effective regional development. Programme establishment and development of Kainga Whānau Ora culminating in a successful Budget Bid to expand the programme into Whanganui. Design and supported the development of Tane Ora, a Maori, male mental health programme. New entity establishment (Te Ranga Maro) to support affordable housing programme: currently 10 homes under construction and a further 15 to come on stream via Progressive Home Ownership


“The Navigator Limited team, led by Jeremy, have been working with us now for over 5 years. They get the big picture and the realities of working in complex environments and within communities. They deliver everything we ask to a high professional standard and at speed. They help to build capability as they work alongside us. We trust them because we know from experience that they, like us, put whanau first”

Testimonial - Materoa Mar, Chief Executive

Nick Alexander (Ngati Awa) - Partner

Nick is a “generalist doer” with well over two decades of experience of translating strategy into effective operations across Asia Pacific. He developed the role of the  Independent Intermediary within Navigator Limited and has been central to supporting much of the ground-breaking, collaborative development work across New Zealand from the inception of the Navigator Ltd Kaupapa in early 2013.

As part of the team his key strengths lie in developing the up front conditions for effective collaborative programmes (including transition roadmaps, fit for purpose alliance governance and assurance processes) along with applying his wealth of practical expertise to programme design and delivery across Iwi, community and the Crown spheres.

Jeremy Gardiner (Ngati Awa, Ngati Pikiao, Te Whanau o Apanui) - Partner

Jeremy with broad experience across the private and public sector including a six-year stint as CEO Te Runanga o Ngati Awa and a current role with NZTA, Jeremy brings both a commercial and social head to the Navigator team. Focusing on relationships, networks, and partnerships, Jeremy is an effective negotiator and influencer with Iwi Maori, Crown, and commercial entities, maintaining as he goes a focus on mutually beneficial outcomes.

Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu (Satuimalufilufi, Samoa) - Partner

Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu is an experienced business leader.  Previously a New Zealand diplomat and trade negotiator, Peter has a highly-developed understanding of stakeholder requirements and the value of relationship building and authentic engagement at all levels in government, community and the private sector.   

Jeremy Mihaka-Dyer - Partner

With a background at the CEO level, and in both strategy and implementation across the social sector (health, education, Whanau Ora, and housing), Jeremy is the Lead Consultant on much of Navigator’s long-term work. As part of the team, Jeremy brings expertise in program development, change management, leadership and succession, project management, and strategy.

Mike Marr - Advisor

Mike is the founder and owner of TPT Group and its growing portfolio of technology companies, and was a finalist in 2014 in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Mike is a trusted Advisor to the Navigator team and through his hands-on knowledge and experience of business processes and his commercial acumen, provides exceptional advisory support both internally and to clients.

Erica Amon - Associate

Erica has over 20 years of senior management experience including 11 years as Regional Manager for HealthcareNZ, the largest home-based support service provider in New Zealand.

As part of the Navigator team, Erica brings experience and a proven record in the execution of strategy, implementation of new initiatives, leading teams, and building positive stakeholder relationships.

David McLeod - Associate

Dave has almost thirty years in employment relations starting with Wattie Frozen Foods followed by four years with Heinz Wattie, and then in to private practice in 2000. He is a current member of the New Zealand Employment Law Institute. He has been an Associate with the team at Navigator since 2018 providing specialist human resource/employment relations advice, process and resolution.

Natalie Smith - Associate

I am known as Nat the ‘transformer’ of ‘administration processes and systems’. I enjoy elevating arduous tasks through into slick proceedings with LOVE. Through observation and unapologetic enthusiasm, I enable my clients to unleash purposeful, focused and irresistibly compelling administrative techniques that help them positively achieve their key goals