National Leadership

Grant Dibden is the National Director of the Navigators. He served 26 years as an Army Officer before moving on to Navigators Staff full time in 2005. Along with his National Director responsibilities, he is currently working with students at Macquarie University. He has a passion for generational ministry and is thankful to God for allowing him to pursue this full time. He has studied theology at Ridley College and has a BTh from Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Grant is married to Jeanette and they have three sons.

Grant has a National Leadership Team and a National Council that assists him to lead the work. Each Member brings a perspective from their local ministry and their own gifting and heart to feed into discussions. The members are:

Robert Bolton is a member of the National Leadership Team and is leading the work to pioneer a Brisbane City Ministry. As part of this he is initiating a ministry with students at UQ.

Scott Brown is a member of the National Leadership Team and is the Sydney leader. He also heads our National Apprenticeship Training Program.

Tami Brown is involved in our Sydney work helping her husband Scott lead it and she disciples a number of young women.

Harry Burgess heads the Navigators Church Based Ministries. He leads the Intentional Disciplemaking Church process and is based in Sydney.

Ali Burns works part time as a Nurse Unit Manager at the Defence Hospital and full time as a mum of 5 children.

Bruce Clarke is a member of the National Leadership Team and a co-leader on the Melbourne City Leadership Team. He also co-leads our Monash International Student work and is a Distinguished Senior Technical Specialist with Telstra.

Cat Crane is part of the military stream and is currently living in Brisbane where she is discipling young women. Cat is also studying at QUT to become a Paramedic.

Phil McMaster is a member of the National Leadership Team and heads our military stream. He is based in Canberra and also disciples some cadets at ADFA.

Julianne McMaster is involved in our military ministry and is based in Canberra with her husband Phil.

Frank Mapperson is a co-leader on the Melbourne City Leadership Team and leads the Melbourne Support Team. He is self-employed as a process management consultant.

Luke Midena has recently moved to Canberra to head our 20s & 30s work.  He is also involved in student ministry there.


Board of Directors

The Australian Navigators Limited is an incorporated Company with a Board of Directors which gives accountability and governance to the Company. The Board members are:

Grant Dibden, Navigators National Director

Jeff Buckpitt, a retired Senior Executive and member of the Canberra Leadership Team

Taryn Donohue, Lawyer

Janice Lai, Senior Client Advisor

Mark Morrison, Environmental Economist and Marketer

Russell Skelton, Manager

Mike Swan, (Chairman) Consultant

Ian Watts, a retired RAAF Officer

Phil McMaster, Military Community Leader

Company Secretary

Lynn Shim

ABN 26 001 294 677

A public company limited by Guarantee and not having a share capital.

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