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About ROAM

Planning great outcomes for you and your environment

Roam Consulting is a resource management consultancy focused on helping you achieve positive and practical outcomes for your land, your community and your environment.

We have a wealth of practical experience in strategic, recreation, conservation and resource management planning.

Based centrally in Taupō, New Zealand, we are set up to work with a range of clients throughout the country.

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The Team


Rowan Sapsford

Planner / Director

Rowan is an experienced planner and strategist with a wide range of skills and experience. He has practiced as a planner since 1998 and has a Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning and a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies from Massey University.


Rowan has worked in the United Kingdom and New Zealand for local government, central government and consultancies.


Rowan's areas of expertise include:​

  • Destination, recreation and conservation strategies

  • Resource management and strategic planning

  • Feasibility and business case development

  • Stakeholder and community consultation and engagement processes

  • Resource consent and concession preparation and management. 

Rowan grew up in the outdoors and still spends as much time as he can there, especially on his mountain bike and with his family. His association with the outdoors has led to a strong personal and professional interest in protecting and enhancing the environment so the next generation can enjoy it too.

View Rowan's CV here


Marion Ross

Editor / Wordsmith

Marion has experience writing for a broad range of audiences and contexts. She has a background in tourism marketing and human resources and has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington.


Marion has worked in the tourism industry, for local government and for large commercial enterprise.


Marion's areas of expertise include:

  • Web content development

  • Document editing

  • Policy writing

  • Editorial and articles

  • Print publications

  • Plain English writing

Marion loves anything to do with words and is a self-professed grammar geek. She also loves music and spending time on her skis and mountain bike. She is chief taxi driver for the kids' many activities and enjoys taking them up the mountain or to the local bike trails.

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