Sally Fielke


Sally Fielke
CEW Member

Sydney Airport General Manager Corporate Affairs

Sally Fielke is General Manager Corporate Affairs at Sydney Airport, a $20 billion ASX 50 listed company.

Sally leads the company’s internal and external communication, stakeholder engagement, corporate social responsibility, media and issues management, brand management, sustainability and environmental management, government relations and customer experience.

Sally completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Indonesian Language and Politics) and Bachelor of Law Degree in 1998. She spent part of her degree studying various legal systems ‘in country’ in China, Israel and Indonesia. Sally worked as a lawyer for five years before leaving the law to take up a CEO role with the Australian Hotels Association (AHA), Northern Territory Branch.

Subsequent to leaving the AHA, Sally undertook the role of Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary for mining company Bemax Resources Limited based in Brisbane. In 2008, she moved to Sydney to re-join the AHA as CEO of the New South Wales branch where she was responsible for the administration of the Association, government relations, stakeholder engagement, member engagement, providing industrial relations and general legal advice, media and issues management as well as being the Association’s official spokesperson.

Throughout her career, Sally has sat on a number of key boards across the tourism, education, sport and health sectors and currently sits on the Council of the NSW Business Chamber as well as the Board of the Rugby Union Players Association and the Botany Bay Business Enterprise Council.

Sally is a strong supporter of other women in her industry and takes a personal interest in developing those around her. As Chief Executive Officer of AHA NSW, Sally founded the first ever Women in Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship Program, supporting women in regional NSW to achieve their career goals in the hospitality industry through a $20,000 education grant. She also hosted regular AHA NSW Women in Industry events.

At Sydney Airport, Sally has been involved with the Australian Airports Association – Women in Airports, Women in Aviation Aerospace Australia and the Tourism and Transport Forums Women in Tourism Events.

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