Nathan is a creative, marketing strategist and community advocate. As the former Head of Marketing for the ‘Employers & Manufacturers Association’, a not-for-profit organisation promoting NZ business ways of working both domestically and globally, Nathan’s extensive experience will be a real asset in helping unify the community and rebuild towards a stronger pride over the next 20 years.

Nathan is extremely passionate about celebrating the wins within the community and supporting the struggles which are the reality for many across New Zealand.

With extensive experience in events and marketing having personally produced campaigns for over 180 events including print and digital channels, Nathan brings a unique yet commercial approach to building communities.  This bridged with his experience negotiating and managing key corporate partnerships with iconic kiwi businesses in order to facilitate better access for EMA’s membership will add huge value into building a sustainable community focussed parade.

Stepping outside of his corporate life, Nathan has always had a passion and care for the broader rainbow community which is why he founded Gay Republic in 2005. Gay Republic is known as one of Auckland’s leading gay and lesbian lifestyle brands that focusses on connecting people through events, groups and businesses. Gay Republic sets out to foster collaboration and welcomes creative talent and thinking. This core ideology is something that Nathan hopes to bring to Rainbow Pride Auckland.

Personal statement: 
“I believe that diversity and inclusion can only be achieved by representation and celebration, reflecting on our past to grow into a stronger more connected future with our community.  We are stronger in Unity”.