Voyager Advisory

Shaping the Futures of NFPs and Creatives

Covid-19 Information

Advice and guidance that delivers immediate results


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What We Do

About Us

Anne Rodda,Founder and Director

We supply expertise to strengthen Aotearoa's for-purpose, creative and arts sectors so you can optimise your mahi, deliver your purpose and serve your communities.

Our Services

Advice and Mentoring

We help you analyse the situation, identifying your obstacles and opportunities, then provide hands-on tailored advice to transform as needed and coach for success.

Because we're solution-focused, you will receive customised fit-for-future outcomes with implementation plans as well as the technical tools to deliver them.

Shared Services

We provide "back office" functions such as bookkeeping and copywriting to create efficiencies and savings.


We can facilitate the synergistic pooling of resources and purchasing power so you can focus on your cause.

Our Approach

Think of us as your health-provider.  We want you strong and thriving so you can enjoy yourself.

Our approach is holistic - we address the full breadth of symptoms and draw upon a team of specialists according to your unique needs.  

Your health-management plan may be a few simple scripts, or it may require a procedure and physio-like exercises to strengthen your core - the goal is that you are fit for the future.

Voyager Advisory works with a team of industry experts to provide a holistic and one-stop-shop service.


A ‘creative’ with a commercial mind-set and a social conscience, Anne is a trained classical cellist that purposefully moved into the management environment 20 years ago and has since led six high-profile NFPs, consistently increasing revenue, audience, brand-awareness and net profit.  She has delivered quality experiences for New Zealand – always within the context of high public scrutiny, demanding outcomes, and in the most underfunded and challenging business sectors in the country.  

Anne has consulted to local government and charities, lectured in arts industry management and served on granting committees, government and Not-for-Profit boards.


She has delivered some of New Zealand’s iconic programmes and events including the Michael Hill International Violin Competition since 2001, the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival and the 2020 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards.  

  • Strategy and Business Planning

  • Governance

  • Leadership

  • Organisational structure

  • Stakeholder Management

Covid has taught us the importance of looking honestly and objectively at our businesses and taking bold steps to ensure our future.

I have been transforming organisations for two decades and it's now my turn to give back.  To share what I've learned and to help others chart their future with ability and confidence.

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Simon Bowden

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An experienced not for profit and corporate consultant, Simon has over twenty years’ experience as a senior arts manager, including as Executive Director of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand for seventeen years. Simon is credited with establishing the Foundation and conceiving and developing the crowdfunding platform Boosted which has raised over $7million for the arts.


A dynamic problem solver, Simon has a deep understanding of effective governance and leadership.  He is particularly interested in helping organisations grow within ecosystems so that they can positively impact Aotearoa.

  • Strategy

  • Philanthropy

  • Fundraising

  • Organisational Development and Culture

Daniel Weston

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Daniel’s experience spans multiple industries including professional services, media, telecommunications and FMCG – both here in New Zealand and overseas.


He has broad strategic and financial experience with strong business and managerial nous. His focus is on business improvement and operational efficiency, identifying key enablers to organisational sustainability and continued growth.

  • Finance

  • Information Technology

  • Process Improvement

  • Procurement

  • Automation/Integration

  • Human Resources

Samantha Walker

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Samatha has been fortunate to work with different artforms: orchestras, venues, festivals and independent theatre - here in NZ and the UK. 


Having worked as a producer, marketer, fundraiser and general manager, she knows what's under the bonnet. A decade in radio programming and research helps too. 


Samantha's varied background also includes local government and creative sector environmental sustainability expertise. 


  • Marketing

  • Content Development

  • Broadcasting

  • Market Research

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Carbon Footprints/Waste 




Organisational Health 

A wise and fresh set of eyes to look at your organisation, business or practise - seeing your capabilities and challenges

Business Planning

Risk Management

Smart design principles and imagination to build a blueprint that will map and model your direction

Recognition of your risks and the provision of plans to help you pilot their mitigation 

Board Advisory

Guidance and tools for your board to exercise its responsibility


Financial Review

Perception of your finances - how to manage them now and how you can diversify your income.

Process Improvement

Improve your workflow and take full advantage of the suite of cloud-based tools to enable efficiencies.

Change Management

Empathetic and sensitive insights for shifting your culture and mindset 

Marketing & Communications

Find and understand your audience. Targeted messages to

support your stakeholders

and cut through the clutter

with your clients



Professional association with industry expertise in legal, media relations, accounting, public relations, website, digital communications, event management

Shared Back

Office Services

Provision of 'back office' professional services such as bookkeeping and accounting, copywriting, compliance and funding acquittal reporting



Tactical programmes, donor retention and stewardship assistance, grant and sponsorship proposal development


Who We Help


Our services and know-how are needed now more than ever, but our historic funding sources are no longer givens so we're going to need to work differently for our cause.   

Arts and Culture

The arts are uniquely placed to be on the front line for the shared human experience but the delivery of art is going to look much different.  Now is our time.


In our environment that changes every minute, we need good solid logic and pragmatism to enable and unleash our imagination. 

What They've Said

Anne has enormous creative imagination and energy. She thrives on finding solutions to make business prosper.   

I rate Anne 10/10 in business excellence.


Sir Michael Hill

I was privileged to work with Anne in her capacity as National Manager of the NZ of the Year awards. She is a great person to have on your team, bringing clear, incisive, creative thinking and most especially, integrity  to every  part of a project.  Her wealth of knowledge and experience will ensure you and your organisation are in very safe hands.

Jennifer Te Atamira Ward-Lealand

2020 New Zealander of the Year

Anne is a sharp thinker - always able to see the big picture - but then cut to the chase and design easily navigated pathways to achieve goals. Recently Anne helped design a tactical plan to on-board new high net worth donors. She deftly analysed the environment we work in (a sector that was relatively new to her) and then prepared an innovative plan that was easy to understand, follow, implement and measure. I can certainly attest to Anne's leadership, integrity, trustworthiness and high standards, but also her ability to find the the good, and the fun in all she does. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Margi Mellsop

Director of Marketing, Fundraising and

Communications Fred Hollows Foundation NZ





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Auckland, New Zealand


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