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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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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.
HESTA policy submissions are available here: HESTA policy submissions.
For any policy-related questions please contact James Bennett on (03) 8665 9217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
22 October 2021
Australia risks being left behind as global capital markets pour trillions of dollars into net zero investment opportunities, HESTA CEO Debby Blakey last night warned in a speech to the Global Race to Zero Summit.Read the full article
07 October 2021
Industry superannuation fund HESTA was recognised for its commitment to employee welfare, development and education when it was today named a winner for Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2021.Read the full article
14 September 2021
Industry superannuation fund HESTA has announced a collaboration with social enterprise Girls of Impact to encourage more young women to consider a career in financial services.Read the full article
09 September 2021
HESTA is continuing to build on its strong member growth track record, with Tim Mitchell-Adams heading up the Growth Team as Chief Growth Officer.Read the full article
08 September 2021
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey has been appointed to the Board of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the global body representing institutional investors for the advancement of good governance.Read the full article
30 August 2021
Nominations have today opened for the 2022 HESTA Impact Awards, which pays tribute to health and community services professionals taking steps to creating a better future.Read the full article
26 August 2021
The eight winners of the 2021 HESTA Excellence Awards were last night announced in a virtual celebration of Australia’s top organisations and teams working across allied health, aged care, community and disability services.Read the full article
19 August 2021
Despite being more likely to recommend their employer, nearly half of early childhood education and care professionals wouldn’t advocate pursuing a career in the sector, according to new research from industry super fund HESTA.Read the full article
17 August 2021
HESTA starts an exciting new chapter in its digital innovation, appointing experienced information technology leader Peter Lawrence Senior Technology and Digital Strategist.Read the full article
28 July 2021
HESTA scored the highest customer satisfaction rating among industry and retail funds, according to independent research agency, Roy Morgan’s latest Superannuation Satisfaction Report.Read the full article
27 July 2021
Australia’s top 26 organisations and teams working in disability, allied health, aged care and community services have today been revealed as finalists in the 2021 HESTA Excellence Awards.Read the full article
22 July 2021
HESTA’s Sustainable Growth option is the country’s top performing balanced option for the year, leading across one, three, five, seven, 10 and 15-year timeframes*.Read the full article