Sydney Airport appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Sydney Airport's Board of Directors is pleased to announce Scott Charlton as Chief Executive Officer, following the announcement of Geoff Culbert's resignation in May 2023. Mr Charlton will commence on 1 December 2023.

Mr Charlton brings a wealth of experience in the infrastructure, transportation and property sectors, having served as the Chief Executive Officer of Transurban, a leading ASX-listed toll road operator, since 2012 and prior to that as Group Chief Operating Officer of Lend Lease.

Mr David Gonski, Chair of Sydney Airport said: "We are delighted to welcome Scott as our new CEO. Scott brings strong commercial, operational and project delivery experience, along with a deep understanding of government and the Australian regulatory environment. Scott also shares the Board's vision for the ongoing development of Sydney Airport as a world-class airport and one Sydneysiders can be proud of.

"The next few years will herald an exciting period of transformation in the Australian aviation industry, as we grow beyond pre-COVID passenger numbers. The Board looks forward to working with Scott through this period and again thanks Geoff for his skilled leadership during one of the most significant and disruptive periods in aviation history."

Mr Charlton said "Sydney Airport is, in my view, the gateway to Australia, the economic heart of NSW and an iconic global infrastructure asset. I am excited and privileged to be given the opportunity to lead some of the most capable and passionate people in aviation, and I look forward to working with the team to continue to serve and enhance the experiences of our customers, airlines, partners and the local and wider community."

As previously announced, Mr Culbert will continue as CEO until Mr Charlton commences.