New Zealand’s ‘Go To’ place for all things Advisory Boards
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An effective Advisory Board can be one of your company’s crucial success factors in today’s competitive and challenging business environment. Set up correctly and intentionally from the beginning, an Advisory Board actively works alongside the Business Owner or Chief Executive in their strategic journey. Advisory Boards are a very simple, focused and cost effective tool that is being used increasingly by many of our country’s most inspirational and successful entrepreneurs.
Advisory Boards NZ has worked with over 100 business people from throughout the country providing a range of workshops, coaching services and NZ’s only dedicated Advisory Boards Register. As the ‘Go To’ place for all things Advisory Boards our purpose is to help business owners and advisers come together in a professional, structured and successful manner, for the growth of NZ businesses and NZ Inc.
Helen Down, Managing Director and Founder of Advisory Boards New Zealand is an entrepreneur at heart and enjoys nothing more that helping business owner develop themselves and their companies. Helen is deeply passionate about NZ small and medium sized businesses and has worked with probably 1000 such business owners to date through her companies Advisory Boards New Zealand and Synthesis Marketing. Helen’s expertise in governance, advisory boards, management, strategy, marketing, sales, and business leadership has been instrumental in seeing businesses grow, becoming more profitable, commercialising innovative products, delivering new services and employing more people.
Helen is regarded as New Zealand’s thought leader in Advisory Boards and works with business owners every day helping them realise the true value of Advisory Boards. Helen is active on several boards and is currently in her third term as President of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to starting her first business 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.