Our Board

Intelife is fortunate to have a Board filled with experience, well qualified and accomplished members from a wide variety of fields. Their professional expertise and personal commitment are a driving force behind ensuring we continue to deliver outstanding service and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities across Western Australia.

Zenith Zeeman

Zenith Zeeman – Board Chairman

B.Science (Nursing)

Zenith Zeeman is General Manager of Residential Care at Amana Living and a registered Mental Health and General Nurse with a BScience (Nursing). Zenith has extensive experience in the area of mental health and Aged Care, having held a number of senior clinical and executive roles in the Public Sector.

In his current role, he has implemented a number of key initiatives including a clinical governance framework and is leading the strategic reform of the organisation’s residential care vision. Zenith has a Masters of Business Administration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Paul Finkelstein

Paul Finklestein – Finance & Audit Committee Chairman


Paul is a Certified Practising Accountant and a senior consultant in Finkelstein Hickmott Pty Ltd, Certified Practising Accountants. Paul has been a principal in his own practice in excess of 30 years and during this time has been involved with general business consultancy and helping set up and develop a number of service related businesses.

In recent years he has focused more on the areas of general business consulting and business management. Paul is married and has two sons. One son is enjoying the experiences offered by Intelife.

Simon Rear

Simon Rear – Board Deputy Chair

LLB BA GradDipAppFin (Sec Inst)

Simon Rear is a Corporate Partner at Squire Patton Boggs in Perth. He has expertise in corporate advisory, private and public M&A and equity capital markets in both Australia and the UK.

Simon is a senior advisor with experience in takeovers, schemes of arrangement and private mergers and acquisitions transactions, on a number of fundraisings including IPOs, rights issues and placements acting for both issuers and underwriters. Simon is also an expert in corporate governance and regularly presents on corporate governance issues including at the Governance Institute.

Trudi Chesterton

Trudi Chesterton – FAC Deputy Chair

BComm, MBA, CA

Trudi is a Chartered Accountant with a Commerce Degree from the Australian National University, and an MBA from Deakin University. She has over 25 years of international commercial, financial and operational experience gained across a number of industries and businesses from both the public and private sectors.

Trudi began her career in one of the Big 4 Chartered Accounting firms and since that time has worked in senior executive roles within the utilities industry, the mining resources industry, the recruitment industry, and the industrial supplies industry. Trudi is currently the WA General Manager for Blackwoods, part of the Wesfarmers Group.

Karen Whittle

Karen Whittle-Herbert

Karen Whittle-Herbert is an executive and non-executive director with experience in property, procurement, and governance in education, aged care, indigenous land management, and the public sector. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an active coach and mentor, including for The Smith Family and the University of Western Australia student mentoring programmes.

Chris How

Chris How

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in management and senior management across a number of industry sectors, positions that have included State Commercial Manager, Regional and General Manager and in more recent years as Chief Executive Officer with Bethanie.

A dedicated Health and Community Industry Leader, Chris has participated on a number of industry related boards over the past decade and is a recent National Director with LASA – Leading Aged Services Australia, and a Member of General Council at CCI WA. Chris holds a number of degrees across Science, and Health Management and has also achieved a Masters of Business in Health Care Administration.

David Baughen

David Baughen

Chartered Engineer BSc, MSc, MICE MIStructE

Lifelong career in Engineering Contracting for the Oil & Gas, Resources and Infrastructure industries conducted around the World.

Early career spent in design and construction for North Sea Oil and Gas, followed by 25 years as a Director of Engineering Companies, of which 10 years were as a Managing Director.

Worked with Amec plc (now Wood) 1989-2003 and Worley Parsons (now Worley ) 2003-2014. Currently working part-time as a consultant and coach for business leaders and teams involved in Engineering.

Kristen Turnbull

Kristen Turnball

BA Journalism, Exec MBA, GAICD

Kristen is a director at CoreData WA, part of the global CoreData Group. Having worked in market research for more than a decade, Kristen has extensive experience helping companies drive evidence-based growth and transformational change through data and insight.

She is a customer advocate, with a strong focus on improving the customer experience. In her current role, Kristen has worked with numerous clients across both the commercial and NFP sectors, including aged care and disability services. Prior to joining CoreData, she was a financial journalist for seven years based in London and Sydney.

Kristen holds an Executive MBA, where she was awarded the Director’s Prize in her final year of study, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has been a board member since December 2018.

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