Helen Down

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Helen Down

About this Board

Facilitator Name
Helen Down
Facilitator Title
Board Facilitator and Coach
Facilitator Bio

Helen is a respected business leader in Wellington, known for her entrepreneurial spirit. She has played a vital role in fostering the growth of various innovative businesses, contributing in governance, coaching, advisory, and leadership capacities. Passionate about supporting privately-owned businesses, Helen finds fulfillment in helping owners develop themselves, their teams, and their companies. She is the founder of Synthesis Marketing, providing sales and marketing services for over 20 years before its successful sale in 2020.

With a rich background in leadership within multinational telecommunications corporations and active participation in New Zealand’s Chamber of Commerce networks, Helen brings a wealth of experience. Her governance portfolio includes positions in start-ups and a six-year term as an Independent Director and Acting Chair of an NZX listed aged care company. Beyond her professional endeavors, Helen and her husband engage in small-scale farming, raising livestock and growing food. Her leisure pursuits include horse riding, deer hunting, kayaking, and exploring New Zealand’s scenic countryside through caravan trips.

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