Management team

Kerrie Mather BA, MComm

Kerrie Mather

Managing Director and 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

Hugh Weby

Chief Operating Officer

Hugh was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2017 and is responsible for Sydney Airport’s aviation business, working closely with the airport’s partners to drive the growth of the aviation industry. His role includes safety and security, service delivery, airline relationships, business development, long-term master planning and aeronautical financial performance.

Hugh’s current role follows a two-year period as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, in which he was responsible for strategic projects, investment, treasury, investor relations, procurement, sustainability and financial control. During this time, he was led the transition of ownership of Terminal 3 to Sydney Airport, refinanced $4 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 to 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 12 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

Jamie Motum

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.

Glyn Williams BA

Glyn Williams

General Manager Retail

Glyn was appointed as Sydney Airport’s General Manager Retail in 2014 and is responsible for all retail related activities at the airport’s T1 International, T2 and T3 Domestic terminals including leasing, development, planning, marketing, advertising and new media.

Glyn was previously the Group General Manager, Retail at DEXUS Property Group, and has held various management positions at Westfield shopping centres, including Regional General Manager, and been a Director of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia. Glyn is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Peter Wych BBA

Peter Wych

General Manager Development & Construction

Peter was appointed as General Manager Development & Construction in 2008. He has responsibility for a very significant capital program. Sydney Airport undertakes $200 – 250 million of capital investment per annum, and will be spending $1-2 billion over the next 5 years across 300 projects. In addition he has responsibility for the property portfolio of 330+ tenancies, is developing the northern lands (30ha) and an emerging hotel portfolio.

Before his current role, Peter held a number of key management positions at Sydney Airport, including Manager Property Development and Manager Car Parking, where he was responsible for the management, operation and development matters of those portfolios, from 2003 to 2008.

Craig Norton BBA

Craig Norton

General Manager Ground Transport & Parking

Craig joined Sydney Airport in January 2011 with a strong corporate career in marketing, corporate sales, customer service and operational management. He holds a degree in Business, Marketing and Advertising from the University of Technology, Sydney.

He began his professional career with IBM Australia holding a number of marketing and corporate sales positions. After moving to Vodafone he held a number of executive roles including GM of Customer Operations, GM of Business Marketing, GM of Wholesale and Director of Vodafone Fiji. During this time Craig was instrumental in implementing and managing a major outsourced customer service business for Vodafone Australia. As GM of Marketing for NEC Australia, Craig revitalised the brand, built a corporate marketing function and relaunched NEC in Australia.

Craig’s deep level of understanding of technology and marketing combined with a customer-centric approach has enabled him to reposition the parking business with online parking as well focussing his team to identify innovative road and access solutions which will significantly improve the journey to and from the airport.

Sally Fielke BA

Sally Fielke

General Manager Corporate Affairs

Sally Fielke is the General Manager Corporate Affairs at Sydney Airport.  She is responsible for the company’s internal and external communication, stakeholder engagement, CSR, media and issues management, brand management, sustainability and environmental management, government relations and customer experience.

With over 15 years’ experience in various areas of the tourism industry, Sally’s key focus is driving Sydney Airport’s leadership role in tourism, including working collaboratively with stakeholders and industry partners to enhance the customer experience and grow tourism to Sydney, NSW and Australia.  

Sally completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Indonesian Language and Politics) and Bachelor of Laws Degree.  She worked as a lawyer for five years and then undertook an in-house counsel role in an ASX listed company and several CEO roles before joining Sydney Airport to head up the Corporate Affairs team. 

Stuart Rattray, BBA (Hons)

Stuart Rattray

General Manager Technology

Stuart commenced as General Manager Technology at Sydney Airport in April 2015.

This is a new role which has been created in recognition of the importance of technology to all aspects of Sydney Airport’s business including facilitating and enhancing the customer experience. Stuart has responsibility for technology, IT and customer analytics / data. His immediate focus is on a significant investment program over the next five years to improve the capacity, robustness and resilience of Sydney Airport’s network and systems.

Stuart has a strong finance, analytical and systems background coupled with extensive experience in operations management, people leadership and customer facing roles. Prior to joining Sydney Airport, Stuart held roles at Veda Group Limited, AAPT and AT&T in the United States.

Gayle Philpotts BA, MBA, DBA

Gayle Philpotts

General Manager, People and Performance

Gayle Philpotts joined Sydney Airport as the General Manager People and Performance in May 2015. Gayle is responsible for developing a high performance culture by setting standards of excellence in both behaviours and outcomes. A true HR generalist, Gayle’s accountabilities encompass employee engagement, performance management, talent management and succession planning, employee relations, OD, diversity and change management.

Key deliverables have been the investment in our people through a comprehensive leadership development suite of programs and positive metrics on internal promotions, improved employee engagement as demonstrated through our Employee Survey, an increase in our workplace diversity (both age and gender) culminating in Sydney Airport being recognised as an Employer of Choice.

Gayle’s HR experience spans 30 years, with the last 16 years at the Executive level across a range of industries including pharmaceutical, FMCG and technology including Pfizer, Aristocrat, Lion Nathan and SunRice.