Helen Down – Managing Director

MA logoFCIM, Chartered Marketer, BCA


Managing Director – Advisory Boards NZ
Managing Director and Marketing Specialist – Synthesis Marketing
President Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce (5th term)


An entrepreneur at heart and enjoying nothing more than working with business owners, helping them develop themselves and their companies Helen is deeply passionate about NZ small and medium sized businesses. Having worked with probably 1000 such business owners to date either through  Synthesis Marketing or Advisory Boards New Zealand, Helen’s expertise in governance, management, strategy, marketing, sales, advisory boards and business leadership is always valued. Helen has been instrumental in seeing businesses grow, becoming more profitable, commercialising innovative products, delivering new services and employing more people.


Prior to starting Synthesis Marketing Ltd in 2001 Helen enjoyed a corporate career across various senior management, international account management, export market development and marketing roles in several of the world’s largest telecommunications and technology companies.

Email Helen

Skype: helen.down197