leadership team

Our CEO, Executive Management and committed team of professionals are dedicated to helping members achieve their best retirement outcomes. Our executives report to a Board of Trustees - who are leaders in health and community services.

HESTA is run by a trustee company called H.E.S.T. Australia Limited.


Trustee Board


HESTA Trustee Directors (as at 04/02/2016)

Angela Emslie

Independent Chair
Employer Appointees

Klaus Zimmerman

(Deputy Chair)
Aged and Community Services Australia 

Dr Deborah Cole

Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)

Gary Humphrys

Catholic Health Australia (CHA)

Valerie Lyons

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)

Daniel Sims

Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA)

Catherine Smith

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
Employee Appointees

Lloyd Williams

(Deputy Chair)
Health Services Union (HSU)

Michael Borowick

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)

Pip Carew

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)

Lisa Darmanin

Australian Services Union (ASU)

Helen Gibbons

United Voice

Anna Claude

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)


CEO and Executive Management



Debby Blakey

Executive Management Team

Justin McMinn

Executive - Advice Strategy

Lisa Samuels

Executive - Marketing Strategy

Megan Bolton

Executive - Finance and Investment Operations

Neil Saxton

Executive - Engagement Strategy

Robert Fowler

Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Sophie Sigalas

Executive - People Strategy

Stephen Reilly

Chief Operating Officer (COO)