Jennifer Aument has been appointed chief executive officer of The New Terminal One at JFK International Airport

The New Terminal One at New York John F Kennedy International Airport today announced Jennifer Aument as its incoming CEO, set to assume the role on April 1, 2024.

The New Terminal One is currently under construction, with its first gates scheduled to open in 2026. It is being built in partnership with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, as part of the agency's $19bn transformation of JFK Airport.

Jennifer Aument will assume the role on April 1, 2024. Aument brings over 25 years of experience in developing major infrastructure across the highway, rail, airport, and port sectors. Her career includes executive roles in public-private partnerships and megaprojects, with a focus on safe and efficient project delivery, business performance, community engagement and customer experience. As the president and CEO of Transurban's North American business for many years, she led the development and expansion of significant public-private infrastructure projects. Additionally, her decade-long tenure as a commissioner for the Virginia Port Authority gave her extensive insights into port operations and development. Earlier in her career, she played a key role in the development of the largest-ever extension of the Washington DC Metrorail for Bechtel.

Most recently, Aument served as chief executive of AECOM's global transportation business.

“I am excited to soon begin my role with the New Terminal One team and build upon the exceptional foundation that has been laid here,” said Aument. “Significant progress has positioned us well, and I look forward to working with the Port Authority and our partners in the community to set a new global standard for customer experience. My passion for infrastructure drives me and there is no better example than the New Terminal One of the transformative power of infrastructure on communities and economies. I'm thrilled to contribute to its legacy."

 Aument takes over as CEO from Dr Gerrard Bushell.

The first gates are due to open in 2026
The first gates are due to open in 2026 JFK International Airport