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.
National Leadership Team
Robert Bolton leads the work to pioneer a Brisbane City Ministry and also works for NSW TAFE in Ballina.
Scott Brown is the Sydney leader and also heads our National Apprenticeship Training Program.
Bruce Clarke co-leads our Melbourne City ministry. He also co-leads our Monash International Student work and is a Distinguished Senior Technical Specialist with Telstra.
Phil McMaster heads our military stream. He is based in Canberra and also disciples some cadets at ADFA.
The National Council consists of the National Leadership Team and the following people:
Tami Brown is involved in our Sydney work helping her husband Scott lead it and she disciples a number of young women.
Ali Burns works part time as a Nurse Unit Manager at the Defence Hospital and full time as a mum of 5 children.
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.
Julianne McMaster is involved in our military ministry leading our “Solid Rock” women’s work and, with her husband Phil, leading our military community ministry in Canberra.
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.
Dave McIntosh is a member of the Sydney Leadership team and serves as our Campus Director at Macquarie University.
Luke Midena heads our 20s & 30s work in Canberra. He is also involved in student ministry at ANU.
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
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