Our Team

Meet our team

Russell Lester | Executive Director

Russell has over 25 years experience in the Australian investment industry and global financial markets, building a broad range of investment management skills.  Russell initiated Edenlife Communities with a vision to develop a portfolio of affordable accommodation for Western Australian seniors without having to compromise on lifestyle.

Russell holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Western Australia; a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (formerly Securities Institute of Australia); is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Member of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

BILL MARSHALL | CEO

Bill’s extensive career began in the public and private Healthcare sector, and involved a variety of CEO roles throughout Australia. In 2001, Bill’s transitioned into the seniors housing and care sector as CEO of SwanCare Group. Bill has played a major role in a number of seniors and aged care developments, taking his skills to Aspen Communities, Westridge Australia and National Lifestyle Villages most recently as COO.

In 2018, Bill joined Lester Group as Edenlife CEO, with the opportunity to progress the development a portfolio of affordable accommodation for active over 50’s. Bill holds and Bachelor of Health Service Administration and has a Post Graduate Cert. in Health Services Management.

ANDY GOODIN | Project Director

Andrew has over 34 years’ experience in the building industry, bringing to the Group a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the Australian construction industry particularly in the area of modular homes and lifestyle communities (modular home estates).

As the Project Director and registered builder, Andrew is able to apply his comprehensive skills and experience in overseeing the community development including civils, earthworks, community facilities as well as homes.

Over the years he has built-up and maintained strong ties with many key industry stake holders and continues to be involved in the front-line of a rapid-growth industry.

Previous to his appointment, Andrew was General Manager of Developments at National Lifestyle Villages.

Linda Sunderland | Sales Consultant

Meet our Sales Consultant, Linda Sunderland. Linda has worked as a Lifestyle Consultant in the local regional area since 2011. Prior to this, Linda spent 10 years in a sales role in Perth. Born in Busselton, Linda loves living and working in the Southwest in her profession, as she is able to work with people and change their lives. Linda is passionate about providing quality customer service to all and satisfying each individual client. 

When Linda is not at work she loves spending time with her grandchildren. She has also traveled a great amount and enjoyed watching her son compete at the highest level of cycling around the world.

Linda is excited to be involved in the Edenlife project, she looks forward to seeing the lifestyle community develop in Australind and all the benefits for the community that will come with it.