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Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (SACL)[1] is a private company that operates and manages Sydney Airport in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Sydney Airport Corporation
IndustryAviation services
HeadquartersSydney, Australia
Area served
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Key people
Geoff Culbert (CEO)
ParentSydney Airport Holdings

Southern Cross Airports Corporation Holdings Limited (SCACH) is the ultimate parent company of SACL, which is controlled by a number of entities including Sydney Airport Holdings.

Corporate backgroundEdit

In 2002, the Australian Government entered into an arrangement for SACL to lease and operate the airport for a period of ninety-nine (99) years. Whilst the airport is privately controlled under this agreement, the Australian Government still retains responsibility for other airport-related services through agencies such as Airservices Australia (air traffic control, aviation communications/navigation-aids, airport fire-fighting and rescue), the Australian Customs Service, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, the Australian Federal Police and the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.


The company's inaugural CEO was Max Moore-Wilton AC, serving from 2002 until April 2006; when Moore-Wilton resigned as CEO to become Chairman of Sydney Airport Holdings. He was succeeded as CEO by former Australian Broadcasting Corporation managing director, Russell Balding.[2] In 2011, Kerrie Mather, a senior executive with MAp – a trust spun out of the Macquarie Group, succeeded Balding as CEO.[3]


  1. ^ "Ownership". Sydney Airport Corporation. 2013. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  2. ^ Rochfort, Scott; Lee, Julian (21 January 2006). "Max the Axe exits with Balding waiting in wings". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. ^ Creedy, Steve (9 June 2011). "Kerrie Mather takes top job at Sydney Airport". The Australian. Retrieved 21 December 2014.

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