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

Foundation North

Provided strategic advice to the design, development, and implementation of their impact investment strategy; provided strategic advice in relation to large scale impact initiatives in the Maori and Pasifika spaces across Auckland.


The Centre for Health

Hauraki PHO

Ngati Te Ata

Te Runanga a Rangitane o Wairau

Springboard Trust

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.

-- "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

Sport Bay of Plenty

World Vision

Muaupoko Tribal Authority

Pasifika Education Centre




Supported design and delivery of research project to assess critical success factors key to the 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.




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.



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.






Designed and managed process to align Iwi, Crown, Local Council and other key stakeholders around a vision for regional development. Programme development (Kainga Whānau Ora) across the Manawatu/Tararua/Horowhenua and parts of the Rangitikei Districts culminating in a successful Budget Bid to expand the programme into Whanganui. New entity establishment (Te Ranga Maro) to support affordable housing programme: currently 10 homes under construction and a further 20 on stream by June 2022.

-- “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”

Nick Alexander (Ngati Awa) - Director/Managing 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.

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