Debby Blakey

Chief Executive Officer, HESTA

Debby Blakey has been CEO of HESTA since 2015.

She has more than 25 years’ experience in super and financial services, including 12 years as founder and principal of an employee benefits consultancy.

Debby’s leadership of the $82 billion fund is dedicated to responsible investment, and she has overseen HESTA’s commitment to a Climate Change Transition Plan which is on target to achieve ‘net zero’ by 2050.

On behalf of HESTA’s more than one million members (80% women) Debby is a strong advocate for a fairer financial system that prioritises their financial security.

Debby is the President of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, a Director of the International Corporate Governance Network and Chair of the 40:40 Vision initiative.

Debby holds a Bachelor of Science with majors in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and a graduate of the AICD.