Aviation

Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather departs

The top boss of Sydney Airport, Kerrie Mather, has decided to retire from her role of managing director and CEO.

An international recruitment firm has swiftly been put on the hunt for a replacement, taking its search worldwide, however Mather will stay in her role until a new CEO is appointed.

Mather has been the chief executive since June 2011, and the CEO of the listed company since 2002.

“On behalf of the Board, I want to pay tributes to the tremendous contribution Kerrie has made to Sydney Airport over the past 15 years,” Sydney Airport Chairman Trevor Gerber said.

“Under Kerrie’s leadership, Sydney Airport has developed strong and enduring relationships across the aviation industry, with all levels of government both in Austrlaia and internationally, and with our local communities.

“Sydney Airport is in a strong position, and well palced for future growth as Australia’s premier international gateway. We have a dedicated and talented leadership team in place that will ensure a seamless transition.”

Mather herself said the last 15 years have been a “privilege and pleasure”.

“It’s the right time to transition to new leadership,” she added. “I have enjoyed every single day.”

“Aviation is one of the most dynamic and exciting industries in the world. It’s changing rapidly, led by constantly evolving technological advancement and customer needs.

“I’m very proud of the work we’ve done in partnership with industry, governments and the community, to grow aviation connectivity and choice, domestically and internationally.

“Sydney Airport is very well positioned for the future.”

Tourism Australia boss John O’Sullivan added, “Kerrie’s tenure at Sydney Airport has been nothing short of transformational. Increased international services, an unprecedented development pipeline plus an increased community presence have all been hallmarks of her time in charge.

“Kerrie has also been a great friend of Tourism Australia and contributed greatly to our efforts to grow international aviation to Australia.”

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  1. She leaves just as the ACCC investigates Sydney Airport for price gauging and producing excessive profit margins (over charging) as a private monopoly.
    Shows also inadequate oversight by regulatory authorities during this period.

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