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HESTA is the acronym for Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia so it should always appear in capitals.
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 also a leader in the wider spheres of super and financial services. She is a Director of Fund Executives Association Limited (FEAL), an organisation dedicated to supporting the professional development of leaders in the super industry, Industry Super Australia Ltd (ISA) and the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).
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08 July 2019
Nominations are now open for the 2019 HESTA Community Sector Awards, recognising people and organisations making exceptional contributions to social justice in Australia.Read the full article
24 June 2019
Now is the time to recognise those making an outstanding contribution to aged care in Australia by nominating them for the 2019 HESTA Aged Care Awards.Read the full article
09 May 2019
Winners from NSW, VIC, and ACT were recognised at the 2019 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards dinner held in Melbourne last night for their outstanding performance and commitment to patient care and clinical improvement in nursing and midwifery.Read the full article
06 May 2019
If you know an outstanding early childhood professional who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2019 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards.Read the full article
09 April 2019
Twelve of Australia’s most outstanding nurses and midwives have been announced as finalists in the 2019 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.Read the full article
25 February 2019
HESTA was today named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for the third year in a row.Read the full article
14 February 2019
HESTA Executive – Investment Execution, Rob Fowler will retire from the Fund in July, resulting in a new role being created to lead investment execution at the $46 billion industry fund.Read the full article
17 December 2018
Ground was broken and final plans were unveiled today for an innovative suburban village in Tasmania designed to provide real-life experiences for people living with dementia.Read the full article
20 November 2018
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey welcomed the Government’s announcement today that victims and survivors of family violence will be able to receive early access to their superannuation.Read the full article
31 October 2018
HESTA today announced that the Hon. Nicola Roxon will become its new Independent Chair when Angela Emslie steps down from the position at the end of her term on 31 December 2018.Read the full article
30 October 2018
Winners from NSW, SA and WA were recognised for their life-changing work and inspiring advocacy at the 2018 HESTA Community Sector Awards in Sydney last night.Read the full article