Susan Jenkins

Susan Jenkins

Susan Jenkins
Chief Executive, Abbeyfield New Zealand

Biography

Susan joined Abbeyfield New Zealand as Executive Officer in 2016. Abbeyfield has been active in this country since 1993 and to date has established 14 Abbeyfield houses offering independent, lightly supported living for up to 14 older people under one roof. It is a CHP and a registered NZ charity, and works through locally-based volunteer committees. Susan’s role encompasses advancing Abbeyfield’s growth strategy as well as operational management and compliance.

Susan has a professional background in a range of sectors including primary health, social banking ethical investment and education.  She has served on not for profit and private sector boards in New Zealand and the UK.