|Industry superannuation fund|
|Debby Blakey, Chief Executive Officer.|
HESTA is an Australian industry superannuation fund for workers in health and community service sectors. HESTA services more than 70,000 employers and has more than 850,000 members, 80% of whom are women. It has $46 billion in funds under management. HESTA was formed in 1987. HESTA holds an Australian financial services licence.
HESTA removed all tobacco investments from its portfolios in 2013.  In 2015, HESTA sold its stake in Transfield Services citing evidence of human rights violations inside the offshore detention centres run by the sharemarket-listed company.
HESTA is run by a Trustee company called H.E.S.T. Australia Limited. The Board of the trustee consists of six Directors appointed by employees, six Directors appointed by employers, an independent Director and an independent chair. The CEO is Debby Blakey.
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