media centre

Are you a member of the press? Find the info you need here.

Jane Aubrey

Media Relations Manager

Phone: +61 3 8660 1684 


  • More than 1 million members (more than 80% are women).
  • $76 billion in assets invested globally on behalf of members.
  • National industry super fund dedicated to people working in health and community services.
  • HESTA is a public offer fund.
  • HESTA has both accumulation and income stream (pension) products.
  • HESTA is run by a Board of 13 Trustee Directors including an Independent Chair.

In 1987, HESTA was formed for people working in health and community services, to accommodate the 3% superannuation payment that employees were receiving for the first time.

As a regulated public offer super fund, HESTA is open to anyone eligible for super to join and is run only to benefit members.

We have regularly received recognition for our achievements in the form of rankings, ratings and awards.

Primary spokesperson

Debby Blakey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Debby has been CEO of HESTA since February 2015, after joining the Fund in 2008 as an Executive leading the Member Advice Unit and assuming the role of Deputy CEO in 2012.

A proven leader with more than 25 years' experience in super and financial services, Debby has a wealth of experience having held a range of senior positions within a number of financial institutions.

Debby leads an active and hands-on team of Executives who are focused on helping members enjoy a retirement they've worked hard for.

Debby is President of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors and holds directorships at The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Ltd and the International Corporate Governance Network.

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For information about HESTA our annual report is a great place to start.

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We're proud supporters of the individuals and organisations in health and community services. But, we’re also trusted custodians of our members’ money and we pride ourselves on our wise financial and investment decisions. Sponsorship requests undergo rigorous vetting by our partnerships team.

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HESTA aims to be a gutsy advocate for a fair and healthy community. We use our collective voice to help address inequities impacting our members and those we see falling behind.

We are actively involved in public policy debates that affect our members and women more broadly.

HESTA policy submissions are available here: HESTA policy submissions.

For any policy-related questions, please contact Karen Volpato on 03 7065 1475 or


media releases


23 November 2023

HESTA welcomes expanded Capacity Investment Scheme

Today’s announcement by the Federal Government opens the door to investors like HESTA to play a more significant role in Australia’s energy transition.

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10 November 2023

Statement regarding ASIC infringement notices issued to HESTA

HESTA understands that the news that ASIC has issued infringement notices to HESTA will be as disappointing for our members as it is for us, especially given the high standards to which HESTA holds itself.

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30 October 2023

Nominations now open for the 2024 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards

The search has officially begun for Australia’s best nurses and midwives as nominations open for the 2024 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.

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20 October 2023

HESTA supports the focus of long-term national vision to tackle housing and homelessness

HESTA, an institutional investor with approximately $76 billion in assets under management, supports the focus of a long-term national vision to tackle housing and homelessness.

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10 October 2023

HESTA advocates for fairer superannuation system to eliminate the gender gap

HESTA is calling for a clear goal to eliminate the gender superannuation gap and the need for transparency in measuring progress towards this goal.

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09 October 2023

Star Early Childhood Educators and Carers announced as HESTA Award winners

Three of the nation’s best Early Childhood Educators and Carers were revealed as winners of the 2023 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards during a special celebration in Adelaide.

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27 September 2023

HESTA survey reveals significant productivity and wellbeing costs of unpaid care

HESTA has conducted key research shedding light on the hidden costs of unpaid care, with significant implications for women’s productivity and financial wellbeing.

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25 September 2023

HESTA outlines four key expectations for ASX 300 companies in 2023-24 AGM season

HESTA has written to the board Chair and CEOs of ASX 300 companies outlining its four key priority expectations ahead of the upcoming 2023-24 AGM season.

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20 September 2023

HESTA welcomes Victoria’s Housing Statement 2024-2034

HESTA welcomes the Victorian Government’s detailed statement on housing and the partnership approach to foster the conditions necessary to stimulate investment and expedite the construction of high-quality homes.

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14 September 2023

Construction starts on HESTA and Super Housing Partnerships build-to-rent apartment project to help address Australia's housing crisis.

Funded by HESTA with specialist affordable housing fund manager Super Housing Partnerships, work has started on an innovative build-to-rent (BTR) apartment development in Melbourne’s inner west.

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12 September 2023

HESTA appoints investment management professional Dianne Sandoval as Head of Portfolio Design

HESTA has appointed experienced investment management professional Dianne Sandoval as its Head of Portfolio Design.

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06 September 2023

HESTA statement on Chief Executive Women (CEW) Senior Executive Census

HESTA statement on Chief Executive Women (CEW) Senior Executive Census

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