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Damian Ngata

Customer Navigator


Māori Business Relationship Advisor

I work as a Navigator specialising in Māori business and the Māori economy. I am motivated by the many Māori individuals and businesses wanting to advance themselves in the field of innovation. Working in this space is an absolute privilege and I regularly find it humbling.

This work is a continuation of the work by many Māori leaders through the passage of time, who have given their all in the advancement of their people, all people, in Aotearoa. Māori society has always had tohunga (subject matter experts) that hold and retain ancient knowledge/mātauranga, these people are the equivalent to the scientific disciplines known to the western world.

My proudest professional achievement is by far working at Callaghan Innovation and being a part of a very capable group of people. I also acknowledge the relationships that I have built working alongside our customers.

Areas of expertise
  • Client relationships 
  • Getting results
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