Debra is Chief of Staff for First State Super, a key leadership role supporting the Chief Executive to deliver on the Fund’s strong change and growth agenda, particularly in relation to mergers and other strategic priorities. She is also Group Executive for Victoria, Chair of First State Super’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and a founding member of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board.
Debra’s association with the Fund began in 2010 when she joined Health Super to manage its merger with First State Super. Following the merger, Debra has held a range of senior and executive roles at First State Super including leading operations strategy, service centre, corporate strategy, product development, research, business intelligence, policy and the program management office.
Before joining First State Super, Debra worked in senior executive roles within a variety of financial service organisations including UniSuper, SuperPartners and Jardine CMG Life Ltd. Debra holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Debra is also the Director and Chair of the not-for-profit organisation Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI). As a women-specific, Australian Registered Housing Provider, WPI holds a mission to build a secure future for disadvantaged women and their children. WPI works with the private, public and non-government sectors to develop high-quality, safe and affordable housing.