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.