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Board of Directors

Our Board is committed to ensuring Intelife’s vision, values and purpose remain the foundation of our services. 

Their extensive experience in financial, commercial, legal and not-for-profit organisations, guarantees Intelife is focused on delivering the best level of service for our participants and their families and carers. 

Our Board

Nicolle Jenkins - Chairman

Nicolle Jenkins - Chairman  LinkedIn - Nicolle Jenkins


Nicolle is the Managing Director of The Hub Marketing Communications, and has spent more than two decades in the marketing and communications industry throughout Australia, including many years in the not-for-profit sector. Nicolle also chairs the Small Enterprise Network and sits on the Chamber of Commerce and Industry General Council. In 2011, Nicolle was selected as a finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year awards (business owner), and was a 40Under40 award winner.

Nicolle is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and accepted the role of Intelife Chairman in October 2014.



Richard Bevan - Deputy Chair


Paul Finkelstein - Finance and Audit Committee Chair

Paul Finkelstein - Finance and Audit Committee Chair


Paul is a Certified Practising Accountant and a Senior Consultant in Finkelstein Hickmott Pty Ltd, Certified Practising Accountants. Paul was a Principal in his own practice for over 30 years, and during that time was involved with general business consultancy, and the set up and development of 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 of whom enjoys the experiences offered by Intelife.



Zenith Zeeman

Zenith Zeeman - Deputy ChairLinkedIn - Zenith Zeeman

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.



David Endersby

David EndersbyLinkedIn - David Endersby


David Endersby is Managing Director of The Human HeRd and has extensive experience in senior management and business development skills having worked for more than two decades in the finance, human resources, manufacturing, hospitality and association sectors.  David also brings strong advocacy skills having worked with Federal, State and Local Governments on a wide range of issues centred on the delivery of sustainable business and social outcomes.  David is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Certified Professional with the Australian Human Resource Institute.



Simon Rear

Simon RearLinkedIn - Simon Rear

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 ChestertonLinkedIn - Trudi Chesterton

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 20 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 four’ Chartered Accounting firms, and since that time has worked in senior executive roles within the utilities, mining resources and recruitment, and employment services industries. Trudi is currently the State Operations Manager for Blackwoods, a division of Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety.


Karen Whittle-HerbertLinkedIn - Simon Rear

BComm(Hons) MSc(AppPsych) GAICD

Karen 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 an Independent Director of Ngarluma Ngurra Ltd, a member of the Murdoch Strategic Precinct Group and the Belmont/Victoria Park Local Emergency Management Committee, and is the Housing and Planning Policy Manager for Aged and Community Services WA. Karen 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 HowLinkedIn - Trudi Chesterton

Bethanie Chief Executive Officer

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 Operating 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 was a recent National Director with LASA – Leading Aged Services Australia, and the President of the LASA, Western Australian. Chris holds a number of degrees across Science, and Health Management and has also achieved a Masters of Business in Health Care Administration.