Cheif Executive Officer
A senior executive of more than 30 years across aviation, construction and retail, Simon leads the team developing the business and infrastructure for Sydney’s new airport. A globally experience CEO and CFO, as former chief executive of Qantas International and Freight, Simon led the return to profitability of the nation’s flagship carrier, establishing new network alliances, improving aircraft utilisation and increasing customer advocacy. A pioneering architect of merging customer experience and data analytics to drive strategies based on human and data centric insights, Simon’s leadership transformed Qantas’ loyalty program from its origins of 20 people in direct marketing to a separate, independent business that is now valued at over $3 billion. Simon is motivated by Western Sydney Airport’s unique opportunity to drive meaningful socioeconomic change across Western Sydney, while setting a new benchmark for passengers, airlines and air cargo operators.