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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.
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. Debby is also a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador.
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HESTA aims to be the gutsy advocate driving meaningful change for generations to come.
We are actively involved in public policy debates that affect our members and women more broadly.
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20 May 2022
Winners of the 2022 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards were announced last night in a national celebration of the critical contributions of Australia’s nurses and midwives.Read the full article
09 May 2022
40:40 Vision, the investor-led initiative to achieve gender balance in executive leadership, has expanded to the ASX300 with media giant Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), homewares retailer Adairs, healthcare company Healius and insurer QBE among the latest signatories.Read the full article
26 April 2022
Exceptional early childhood professionals are being sought as nominations open for the 2022 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards.Read the full article
21 April 2022
HESTA today confirmed that it is part of a consortium led by KKR that has submitted a non-binding, indicative and conditional proposal to acquire all of the issued share capital of Ramsay Health Care Limited (“Ramsay”) by way of a scheme of arrangement.Read the full article
19 April 2022
HESTA is continuing to build on its strong and diverse executive leadership capability with the appointment of Sally Collins as Chief Financial Officer.Read the full article
12 April 2022
The extraordinary work of nurses and midwives to improve health outcomes during the pandemic was today recognised with eight finalists announced for the 2022 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.Read the full article
29 March 2022
HESTA welcomed measures aimed at increasing women’s workforce participation but said the Federal Budget was a missed opportunity to improve women’s long-term financial security.Read the full article
23 March 2022
A significant proportion of women are stressed and anxious about the hit to their retirement savings from taking time out of the workforce to nurture children and want government action to address this super inequity, new research from industry super fund HESTA reveals.Read the full article
18 March 2022
HESTA has reached a key milestone, with its in-house Australian Equities team actively investing as the $68 billion industry superannuation fund embarks on the next phase of its ambitious internalisation investment program.Read the full article
09 March 2022
A year after the launch of 40:40 Vision, 17 ASX200 companies representing close to 25 per cent of the market capitalisation of all ASX 200 companies have signed up to the investor-led initiative to achieve gender balance in executive leadership.Read the full article
28 February 2022
In the lead up to International Women’s Day, industry superannuation fund HESTA is calling on Australia’s next Government to make women’s financial security a top priority.Read the full article
23 February 2022
HESTA is urging super funds to adopt a new universal, streamlined process to make the splitting of superannuation assets easier, faster and fairer following the results of a successful pilot program.Read the full article