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Debra Mika

Chief of Staff

Debra is Chief of Staff for Aware Super, a key leadership role supporting the Chief Executive to deliver on Aware Super’s strong change and growth agenda, particularly in relation to mergers and other strategic priorities. She is also the Executive Sponsor for Aware Super’s Community and Sustainability Tribe, and a founding member of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board.

 Debra has held a range of senior and executive roles at Aware Super including leading operations strategy, service centre, corporate strategy, product development, research, business intelligence, policy and the program management office.

Before joining Aware 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.

Qualifications / Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Swinburne University (2012)
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (2007)
  • Bachelor of Science University of Melbourne (1990)

Current Roles

  • Executive Officer, Aware Super
  • Director and Chair, Women’s Property Initiatives


  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors