Meet the team

HELEN DOWN
CEO & Past President

Helen has an extensive career in marketing with over 30 years’ experience across corporate, international, domestic and privately owned small and medium sized businesses. Helen’s passion is helping innovative kiwi companies grow and commercialise their offering effectively and profitably. She enjoys working closely with business owners to develop long term, sustainable, and profitable businesses the deliver value for the business owner, the teams and their customers.

 

Helen is a talented leader, quick thinking strategist, accomplished speaker and workshop presenter. She is active in several governance roles and is known as an energetic and enthusiasm business professional who gets things done.

 

In her spare time Helen enjoys being outside with her family “farming” their 20 acre block in Upper Hutt. And if you can’t find her there then she will be in a local forest or park riding her horse, or walking the dogs.


You can find out more about Synthesis Marketing at www.synthesis.co.nz and Advisory Boards NZ at www.advisoryboards.co.nz         04 528 6214

 

 

 


 

ANNA GEREMIA-YOUNG
Manager - Membership Services

 

Anna joined the Hutt Chamber in March 2006 and thoroughly enjoys working at the Chamber as the Membership Manager and organising events. Anna is always interested and enthusiastic in visiting and meeting with the wide variety of businesses in the region. Anna values the long term relationships with members/partners and can discuss the many opportunities and benefits that the Chamber can offer them. Prior to this Anna had been in the financial markets as well as IT software companies, in marketing, training, product and management roles.

 

In 2011 Anna was named as a finalist in the Wellington Regional Her Businesswoman of the Year Awards in the Outstanding Professional Service category.

 

Anna is married and has two daughters both at University down South, as well as a cute dog called Toffee. Anna lives in Lower Hutt and likes the lifestyle the Hutt offers her family.  Outside of work Anna enjoys walking up hills, reading, art, gardening, cooking, spending time chilling with family and friends, travel and teaching Italian.

 

anna@hvcci.org.nz 

04 939 9826


 


 

LYNDA ROBERTSON

Administration Manager

 

Lynda joined the team in November 2015 as Office Manager. Her role includes managing the quarterly Newsletter and Functions as well as doing the administration to keep the office running smoothly.

Lynda spends most of her spare time with her family of 6 children. On the weekends she can be found on the side-lines of their varied sports cheering them on. Her interests include gardening, fishing, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

 

lynda@hvcci.org.nz

09 939 9825