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

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 exemplar proposed for Hamilton East. Implementation plan completed and work ongoing.

 

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

Sport Bay of Plenty

World Vision

Muaupoko Tribal Authority

Pasifika Education Centre

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

Mental Health Foundation

Auckland University of Technology

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”

Coca Cola Amatil

Otara Health

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

Te Hiku Iwi Development Trust

Designed and managed the process for refreshing and reinvigorating Te Hiku Crown Accord which culminated in a multiyear commitment to a pioneering regional programme and State Services Commission awards nomination. Designed and supported the implementation of the long term programme.

 

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)

Tui Ora - Taranaki

Ongoing support for design, development and establishment of truly whanau driven health and wellbeing in Taranaki

 

“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”

Waikato-Tainui

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

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) - 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