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, Hugh is responsible for Sydney Airport’s aviation business, operations, legal, human resources, corporate affairs as well as 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.

Chris Evans BE (Hons), Civil Engineering

Chris Evans

Chief Assets and Infrastructure Officer

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.

Dhruv Gupta BS, BA (Hons), MBA

Chief Strategy Officer

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.

Karen Tompkins BA LLB (Hons)

Karen Thompkins

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Karen joined Sydney Airport in 2016 and was appointed as General Counsel & Company Secretary in July 2019.

Karen has over 15 years’ legal experience. Prior to Sydney Airport, Karen spent 9 years in the legal team of ASX-listed Stockland and before that she held positions in law firms including Minter Ellison, Herbert Geer and Henry Davis York.