Helen Down

Current Employment

Current Company

Synthesis Marketing Limited

Current Position

Founder, Managing Director, Business Development and Marketing Specialist

Time in this Position

12 years

Current Company 2

Advisory Boards New Zealand Limited

Current Position 2

Managing Director

Time in this Position 2

2 years

Current Directorships and Advisory Board Positions


Armstrong Downes Commercial


Advisory Board Member

Time in this Position

e-Spatial Ltd

Company 2

Advisory Board Member

Contact information

Email Address 2



021 776 212

Physical address

197 Moonshine Hill Road, RD, Upper Hutt 5371

Website 1


Website 2




Helen Down

Email address


Postal address

197 Moonshine Hill Road, RD, Upper Hutt 5371



Professional Profile

A well known business leader and marketing expert currently recognised for my experience and knowledge of New Zealand’s SME sector. The success of my current business is based on many years in corporate roles responsible for revenue, finance, HR, operations, sales and marketing of several local a
nd international businesses. I have significant experience and expertise in relationship management, marketing, sales, operations, quality management and strategic business planning.


Advisory Board Chair, Advisory Board Member


Non Govt Sector Organisations, Private Company, Start Up Companies

Key skills

General management, Human resources, Sales, Start Ups

Industry experience

Govt/Public Sector, Media/Advertising/Communications, Professional Services/Commercial, Telecommunications

Curriculum Vitae / Biography

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Experience Categories

Other Key Skills

Strategic Planning and all business planning
Company management
Financial Management
Team Management
Business Development, marketing and sales
Product development of consultancy services and mymarketingexpert online toolkit
Guest speaking, sales training and workshop presentations nationwide
Marketing Consultancy and service provision to clients

Qualifications and Education


NEC University of Tokyo – June 1998

Qualifications gained

NEC Overseas Management Program (I am the only NZ graduate of this programme)

Facility 2

Victoria University of Wellington 1986 – 1988

Qualifications gained 2

Bachelor of Commerce and Administration

Facility 3

Kuranui College of Greytown 1981 – 1985

Qualifications gained 3

Higher School Certificate, University Bursary, University Entrance