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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), Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) and the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI).
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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
11 October 2018
HESTA has announced it has re-appointed J.P. Morgan as its custody and fund services provider for the next three years, continuing a more than 20-year partnership.Read the full article
01 October 2018
HESTA is helping lead a global push by some of the world’s largest investors to end the financing of tobacco, pledging to support tobacco-free finance at the UN General Assembly.Read the full article
19 September 2018
HESTA welcomed the Federal Opposition announcement today of a range of policy measures aimed at tackling the persisting super gender gap that sees women retire with more than 40 per cent less super than men.Read the full article
21 August 2018
Australia’s top early childhood education professionals and services have been recognised, with finalists announced in the 2018 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards.Read the full article
10 August 2018
A NSW team who designed a referral system reducing the unnecessary hospitalisation of older patients, a VIC not-for-profit service who support older Australians experiencing homelessness and a WA manager who transformed the business performance of an underperforming aged care home have received top honours at the 2018 HESTA Aged Care Awards held in Canberra last night.Read the full article
02 August 2018
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey was announced the winner of the 2018 Fund Executive Association Limited (FEAL) Fund Executive of the Year at an awards ceremony in Sydney last night.Read the full article