Mary Delahunty | Head of Impact for HESTA


Mary has been at HESTA since early 2013. She has held senior roles in financial services organisations for over 15 years and is passionate about progressing responsible investment practices and gender equality. HESTA is one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds with $57bn under management and over 850,000 members.

Mary is a 2015 Churchill Fellow awarded for the completion of international research on equity for women in pension systems.

Mary is the Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council for Gender Equality in the State of Victoria. The Council’s role is to advise the Minister for Women on the Safe and Strong equality strategy. Mary also sits on the Advisory Board for the McKell Institute.

Mary is a former Mayor and Councillor of the City of Glen Eira. Mary is also a Board Member of The Emergency Services Telecommunication Authority and an advisory panel member for the State Government, she is a past Chair of Reclink Australia, a National Not for Profit organisation offering sports and recreation opportunities to break the cycle for disadvantaged Australians.

Mary holds a Master of Finance (Corporate Advisory) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.