Management team

Geoff Culbert BEc, LLB (Hons)

Geoff Culbert

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff was appointed CEO in January 2018. He brings extensive commercial and operational experience from across the Asia Pacific as well as Australia.

He is passionate about growing both the tourism and aviation industries in NSW and Australia and collaborates effectively with business and industry to deliver strong results. He also has a strong commitment to contributing to the social and economic development of Sydney.

Hugh Wehby BEc (Hons), DipInvRel

Hugh Wehby

Chief Operating Officer

Hugh was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2017 having previously served as Chief Financial Officer from 2014.

Hugh has spent 14 years working for Sydney Airport and its predecessor companies in various roles covering strategy, projects, investor relations, asset management and corporate finance. As COO, he is responsible for Sydney Airport’s aviation business, operations, safety, sustainability and environment.

Greg Botham BBus, MAppFin, CA

Greg Botham

Chief Financial Officer

Greg joined Sydney Airport in 2017 and is responsible for treasury, investor relations, strategic projects and investment, procurement, financial performance and control.

A Chartered Accountant, Greg spent five years as Chief Financial Officer with ASX listed Spark Infrastructure. Prior to this, Greg had worked in senior finance and planning roles at Sydney Airport.

Vanessa Orth BAppSc (Land Economics)

Chief Commercial Officer Non-Aeronautical

Vanessa joined Sydney Airport at the end of 2018 and is responsible for the non aero commercial business including retail, property and landside operations.

Vanessa has substantial commercial, strategic and asset management experience. She was previously Head of Retail for the General Property Trust (GPT) Group, and held a number of leadership roles with GPT since 2007.

Jamie Motum BEc, LLB

Jamie Motum

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Jamie was appointed Sydney Airport’s General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2010.

He was previously a partner in the Corporate Group of DLA Phillips Fox, where he began his legal career in 1996.

Sally Fielke BA, LLB, GAICD

Sally Fielke

General Manager Corporate Affairs

Sally joined Sydney Airport in 2012 and is responsible for Corporate Affairs including communications, stakeholder engagement, media and issues management, brand, government relations, and the customer experience.

Sally’s key focus is driving Sydney Airport’s leadership role in tourism including working with stakeholders and industry

Chris Evans BE (Hons), Civil Engineering

Chris Evans

General Manager Construction and Facilities Management

Chris joined Sydney Airport in 2017 and is responsible for its extensive construction program, with more than 200 projects underway across the airport precinct, as well as facilities management of the airport’s built assets.

In this role, he is also leading key capital works projects to enhance the customer experience and support the airport’s long term growth.

Gayle Philpotts BA, MBA, DBA

Gayle Philpotts

General Manager, People and Performance

Gayle joined Sydney Airport in 2015 and is responsible for organisational development, change management, employee engagement, performance management, talent management and succession planning, diversity and employee relations.

Gayle is focused on developing and embedding a high performance, collaborative culture across Sydney Airport.

Dhruv Gupta BS, BA (Hons), MBA

General Manager, Strategy and Growth

Dhruv joined Sydney Airport in January 2019 and is responsible for pursuing strategic initiatives to drive growth. He was previously Group Director, Strategy and Corporate Development for Fairfax Media.

Dhruv has also worked in investment banking with Macquarie Group, strategy with Publishing and Broadcasting Limited and with Boston Consulting Group.