Fordward Marketing

Marketing & Events 4 Good

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Passionate about making a positive difference

altOver 30 years managing successful marketing, digital, events, sponsorship, communications,  fundraising projects, national appeals and advocacy campaigns in NZ and the UK.  

Inspiring teams to make a difference, working with SME, Corporate, NFP, government bodies, community groups and corporate partners.   

Whilst also volunteering in the community, sports, and cultural groups.


  • Experienced formulating marketing strategy then developing the communications, campaigns, events and collateral to support it.
  • Excellent project management skills, able to deliver on different projects concurrently.
  • Strong idea generation, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Extremely effective at building internal and external relationships including team leadership, corporate partnerships & community engagement.

I’m a lateral thinker, innovative, straight-talking, well organised and always ready with ideas and a reputation for making things happen - in a good way!

When not on my laptop or enjoying a flat white I love being outdoors on my mountain bike, under the water on a coral reef or meeting new people in distant lands.  

Get in touch -if you are looking for new ideas, that will make your digital presence, marketing, event, fundraising, or related activity more effective and achieve business objectives get in touch, +64211925477,


What they say

Evan Bayly 
CEO Expert Developments Limited

I worked with Jill Ford of “Forward Thinking” over many years and can say that Jill is a highly experienced marketer and is very professional to deal with from a supplier point of view. Jill has always been very clear and concise with her requirements, has always followed through on commitments and has addressed any issues promptly and with decisiveness.