Management Team


Kerrie Mather BA, MComm

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Kerrie has been managing director and chief executive officer of Sydney Airport since June 2011 and on the Board of Sydney Airport since 2002. She has more than 20 years of international aviation sector experience.

Under Kerrie’s stewardship, Sydney Airport has taken a leadership role in tourism development and growing aviation in Sydney and Australia, in partnership with airlines, government, industry and the broader Sydney community.

Sydney Airport is Australia’s gateway airport and critical transport infrastructure, welcoming 40 million passengers on 45 airlines, with a network of more than 90 international, domestic and regional destinations and facilitating the export of $14.6 billion of freight a year.

Kerrie has been instrumental in driving an investment program of around $3 billion since 2002, which has delivered significant aviation capacity and customer service improvements. In June 2015, a new international airline agreement was reached and forms part of the further $1.3 billion which will be invested over the next five years, ensuring Sydney Airport’s place as Australia’s premier international gateway.

Kerrie is deeply committed to the industry and to growing aviation for the benefit of Sydney, NSW and Australia. Accordingly, Kerrie is a Director of the World Governing Board of Airports Council International (ACI), President of ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Board, Deputy Chair of the Tourism and Transport Forum, and a Board member of the Committee for Sydney.

Prior to joining Sydney Airport, she was CEO of the largest global airport investment fund from 2002 until 2011, and prior to that worked in investment banking where she advised on many aviation industry transactions, including leading the acquisition of Sydney Airport in 2001.

In recognition of her significant contribution to the industry, Kerrie was awarded in 2016 the Aviation/Aerospace Australia’s prestigious Chairman’s Award and also the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s Women’s Achievement in Infrastructure Award.


Hugh Wehby BEc (Hons), DipInvRel

Chief Financial Officer

Hugh was appointed CFO of Sydney Airport in 2014 and is responsible for strategic projects, investment, treasury, investor relations, procurement, sustainability and financial control. Since commencing in the role Sydney Airport has taken control of Terminal 3, refinanced over $2 billion of debt, delivered a new five year international aeronautical pricing agreement and consulted with the Commonwealth Government on Western Sydney Airport.

Prior to being appointed CFO Hugh was Sydney Airport’s Head of Strategy & Capital Projects including responsibility for investor relations. He was integral in acquiring the minority stakes in Sydney Airport, designing and delivering the structural simplification and negotiating the ATO settlement, leading to a transformation of the business in 2013.

Hugh has deep experience in the aviation sector with more than 10 years working with airports in Australia, Europe, UK and North America focused on identifying strategic growth opportunities, performance optimisation, negotiation of major contracts and mergers and acquisitions. In his former roles he worked with the management teams of Sydney, Bristol, Brussels, Copenhagen and Rome airports. He sat on the strategy committee for Brussels Airport and aeronautical pricing committees for Brussels and Copenhagen Airports.

Hugh was previously at Macquarie Group in the Infrastructure Funds team where he worked in both Sydney and London.


Jamie Motum BEc, LLB

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Jamie was appointed as Company Secretary of ASX-listed Sydney Airport on 4 January 2012. He is a qualified solicitor with over 17 years’ experience.

Prior to becoming General Counsel and Company Secretary of Sydney Airport Corporation Limited in February 2010, Jamie was a partner of DLA Phillips Fox, the firm where he began his legal career in 1996. Jamie was a partner in the Corporate Group of DLA Phillips Fox, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and corporate advisory work.