Joint Media Release

Full WSA Co Board now confirmed

MC 68/17

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia

The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Urban Infrastructure
Federal Member for Bradfield 

15 November 2017

The Government has appointed three further Directors to the Board of WSA Co Limited (WSA Co), the Government company which is building Western Sydney Airport.

Mr Vince Graham AM, Ms Anthea Hammon and Mr John Weber will join the Chair Mr Paul O’Sullivan, and Directors Mrs Fiona Balfour, Mr Tim Eddy and Ms Christine Spring on the WSA Co Board.

These three additional Directors will bring extensive knowledge from across industry to the airport project, as well as deep connections to the region.

Mr Graham, a Penrith local, brings a wealth of experience in the public sector. He has worked in Chief Executive roles in infrastructure and public transport organisations, including at Networks NSW and RailCorp NSW, where he had responsibility for the $30 billion Waratah train project. He was appointed to the Board of the Australian Rail Track Corporation in March 2016.

Ms Hammon is a Blue Mountains resident and the Managing Director of Scenic World Blue Mountains. Ms Hammon brings experience as both an engineer and as leader of one of the most popular tourist attractions in Australia. Ms Hammon has previous Board experience as a director of the Australian Leisure and Recreation Association and Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise.

Mr Weber has considerable experience in the legal sector and currently sits on the Board of Airservices Australia as Deputy Chair. He adds considerable legal skill and experience, having been the Australian Managing Partner of DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms. Mr Weber has worked across a number of sectors, including transport, health, financial services and defence.

The solid mix of skills and expertise of all Board Members, as well as their strong links to Western Sydney, will ensure the development of Western Sydney Airport has the very best leadership.

Western Sydney Airport commences operations in 2026.

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Media Contact(s): 

For Minister Cormann: Karen Wu - 0428 350 139
For Minister Fletcher: Boronia Morison - 0428 523 732