Debby Blakey has been appointed CEO of HESTA with effect from 2 March 2015. Prior to this date, Debby was HESTA’s Deputy CEO, responsible for leading key functional areas within the Fund and working closely with the CEO to execute the Fund’s strategic plan.
Debby brings more than 20 years’ experience in super and financial planning, having worked extensively as an employee benefit consultant with a particular focus on superannuation. Providing members with appropriate product and services (including advice) through the various stages of their life to help them achieve a dignified retirement is a key passion for Debby.
In addition to these roles at HESTA, Debby is a Director of Fund Executives Association Limited and Industry Super Australia (ISA) Ltd, and a member of the Finsia Funds and Asset Management Council.
Debby holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Natal (South Africa), is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, a Fellow of Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.