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.
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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 email@example.com
23 November 2023
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.Read the full article
10 November 2023
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.Read the full article
30 October 2023
The search has officially begun for Australia’s best nurses and midwives as nominations open for the 2024 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.Read the full article
20 October 2023
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.Read the full article
10 October 2023
HESTA is calling for a clear goal to eliminate the gender superannuation gap and the need for transparency in measuring progress towards this goal.Read the full article
09 October 2023
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.Read the full article
27 September 2023
HESTA has conducted key research shedding light on the hidden costs of unpaid care, with significant implications for women’s productivity and financial wellbeing.Read the full article
25 September 2023
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.Read the full article
20 September 2023
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.Read the full article
14 September 2023
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.Read the full article
12 September 2023
HESTA has appointed experienced investment management professional Dianne Sandoval as its Head of Portfolio Design.Read the full article