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.

Greg Botham BBus, MAppFin, CA

Greg Botham

Chief Financial Officer

Greg was appointed CFO in May 2017. He is responsible for all aspects of financial management at Sydney Airport, as well as a range of corporate services including technology, data and digital, procurement, human resources, safety, sustainability and environment.

Greg has over 17 years’ experience in key financial roles in infrastructure businesses, including more than 8 years as CFO of ASX-listed entities. He commenced his career at Qantas.

Vanessa Orth BAppSc (Land Economics)

Chief Commercial Officer

Vanessa joined Sydney Airport at the end of 2018 and is responsible for the airport's commercial business including retail, property and landside operations, as well as the planning, design, construction and facilities team.

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.

Dhruv Gupta BS, BA (Hons), MBA

Chief Aviation Officer

As Chief Aviation Officer, Dhruv is responsible for Sydney Airport's aviation business and operations.

Dhruv joined Sydney Airport in January 2019 as the airport's Chief Strategy Officer and 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.

Karen Halbert BEc LLB

Karen Halbert

Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs

Karen Halbert leads Sydney Airport’s Corporate Affairs team and is responsible for internal and external communication, government relations, corporate social responsibility, media relations, brand management, customer experience and stakeholder engagement.

Joining the airport in 2019, Karen brings 20 years’ experience leading corporate affairs across ASX listed mining and infrastructure businesses and most recently at Australia’s national tourism organisation.

Karen’s focus at the airport is to work collaboratively with stakeholders and industry partners to enhance the customer experience, grow tourism and deliver on the airport’s purpose to make Sydney proud every day.