Board of Directors

Trevor Gerber BAcc, CA

Member of Audit and Risk Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Trevor is an independent non executive director of the following ASX-listed entities: Tassal Group Limited, Federation Centres, CIMIC Group Limited and Regis Healthcare Limited. He has been a professional director since 2000. He previously worked for Westfield Holdings Limited for 14 years as Group Treasurer and subsequently as Director of Funds Management responsible for Westfield Trust and Westfield America Trust.

Hon. Michael Lee BSc, BE, FIE Aust

Chairman of Safety, Security and Sustainability Committee
Member of Audit and Risk Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Michael is chairman of the Sydney Airport Safety, Security, Environment and Health Committee. He is chairman of Communications Alliance, a Director of Communications Compliance and a Board member of Catholic Schools NSW Limited. He is a former director of DUET, Superpartners and former Chair of the NSW TAFE Commission Board.

Michael served in the Australian Parliament for 17 years, and held a number of senior positions in both government and opposition, including as Minister for Tourism, Communications and the Arts in the Keating Government.

John Roberts LLB

Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee

John is a Director of ASX-listed Macquarie Atlas Roads Limited. He is also non-executive Chairman of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), a division that has around $100 billion of assets under management and a Director of Axicom.

His previous roles within Macquarie Group include Head of Europe, Joint Head of Macquarie Capital Advisers, Global Head of Macquarie Capital Funds (prior to it being renamed MIRA), Chairman of Macquarie Infrastructure Company and Executive Chairman of Macquarie Funds Group. John previously served for 10 years as a Director of the ASX-listed DUET.

Stephen Ward LLB

Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Stephen is the chairman of the Sydney Airport Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He is a consultant for Simpson Grierson, one of New Zealand’s largest law firms. During most of the period from 1992 until 2012 Mr Ward was a member of Simpson Grierson’s board of management and he continues to be consulted by the firm on strategic issues.

Mr Ward is also a Non-executive Director of Sovereign Assurance Company Limited, SecureFuture Wiri Limited and SecureFuture Wiri Holdings Limited, Central Emergency Communications Limited, Deputy Chair of the Life Flight Trust, Independent Chair fo the Advisory Council for the Financial Dispute Resolution Approved Scheme, a member of the Governance Board of Wellington Free Ambulance, member of the Investment Management Committee of Wellington Free Ambulance and a member of the National Provident Fund Trust Board.

Ann Sherry AO BA, Grad Dip IR, FAICD, FIPAA, HonDLitt Macq

Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Safety, Security and Sustainability Committee

Ann is Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia, a division of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise ship operator which owns P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard, Holland America, Seabourn and others which make up more than 70 per cent of the Australian and New Zealand cruise market.

Ann is also a non-executive director of ING Direct (Australia), Director of Australian Rugby Union, Cape York Partnership, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Palladium Group, Board Member of Infrastructure Victoria and member of the supervisory board, ING Group. She previously served as First Assistant Secretary, Office of the Status of Women in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and was formerly the CEO of Bank of Melbourne and Westpac New Zealand.

Grant Fenn BEc, CA

Grant has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Downer Group since 2010. He has over 20 years’ experience in operational management, strategic development and financial management.

Grant was previously a member of the Qantas Executive Committee, Chairman of Star Track Express and a Director of Australian Air Express. He has held a number of senior roles at Qantas including Executive General Manager of Strategy and Investments and Executive General Manager - Associated Businesses, responsible for the Airports, Freight, Flight Catering and Qantas Holidays businesses.

Kerrie Mather BA, MComm

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Member of Safety, Security and Sustainability Committee

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.