AMG sets its sights high under new CEO

Aeria Management Group (AMG) has announced the appointment of Tom Smith as CEO, ensuring the continued growth and success of Aeria Precinct and Camden Airport.

Tom will take up the role in August after serving as AMG Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the past two years, during which time he has driven the development of Western Sydney’s leading airport precincts into vibrant centres for aviation, industry and the community.

AMG Chairman Peter Achterstraat highlighted Tom’s extensive experience and expertise across the property and aviation sectors, including previous senior managerial positions at Dexus and Qantas.

“Since joining AMG in 2022, Tom has driven the enhancement of facilities and infrastructure at Aeria and Camden Airport and the delivery of multiple new commercial initiatives for the aviation and non-aviation sectors,” Mr Achterstraat said.

“Under his leadership, AMG will continue to maximise opportunities for investment, partnerships and long-term growth, including the proposed major new aviation hangar project and new retail, community and commercial centre at Aeria.”

Tom said he was looking forward to leading AMG towards continued success and sustainable growth. “Aeria Precinct and Camden Airport play a critical role in providing essential services and driving economic and employment growth,” he said.

“I am proud to lead a company whose customers contribute so much to the people and businesses of metropolitan and regional NSW, across crucial general aviation services and sectors such as retail, manufacturing, distribution and logistics.”

Tom has led multiple major projects at AMG, including the successful completion in 2024 of Stage 1 of the aviation pavements upgrade at Bankstown Airport and upgrade of the carpark and stormwater infrastructure at Camden Airport.

He has also managed the ongoing rollout of substantial projects, such as the upgrade of the Tower/Link Road thoroughfare, enhancements to the Aeria Utilities embedded network system and installation of more than 8000 solar panels across Aeria.

Before joining AMG, Tom lead Industrial Development at Dexus (NSW, Queensland and Western Australia), one of Australia’s leading real estate groups, from 2019-2022, and held various senior roles at Qantas, from 2011-2019, including Manager Real Estate and Property Development and Manager Property Development, Facilities Management and Utilities.

On a personal note, Tom is training for his private pilot licence at Bankstown Airport.

He will start his new role on Monday 12 August, following the resignation of current AMG CEO Daniel Jarosch.

Mr Achterstraat thanked Daniel for his significant and successful contribution to Aeria and Camden Airport over the past nine years, across Altis Property Partners (now Barings) and AMG, including the past four years as AMG CEO.

“Daniel’s passion, vision and dedication have built a strong team and robust foundation for continued success for our customers and community,” he said. “He has played a pivotal role in shaping the success of AMG and the transformation of our airport precincts.”

For more information:

Peter Munro, AMG Senior Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Manager