Our Leadership


Board of Directors

SMEC’s Board of Directors are leaders in their field and their expertise, knowledge and foresight ensure SMEC’s continued growth.

The Board is responsible for formulating SMEC’s strategic direction and maintaining good corporate governance. Acting on behalf of shareholders, the Board is accountable for SMEC’s financial and operational performance.

The Board is independent of management and has a good balance of skills and experience to ensure transparency and sustained long-term growth.

Max was appointed Chairman of SMEC in 2016, after serving as Deputy Chairman since 2014, and Non-Executive Director since 2010. Max serves on the Boards of several organisations, including the Royal Children’s Hospital. Max was the Managing Director of Programmed Maintenance Services for 18 years until his retirement in 2008. Max holds a Bachelor of Economics (Politics) from Monash University and a Postgraduate Qualification in Accounting from Swinburne University. Max is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Andy was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SMEC in 2014, after serving as Chief Operating Officer South Asia and Middle East since joining SMEC in 2012. Andy has 30 years' engineering experience in South Africa, Europe and Asia in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has led multidisciplinary teams in highly technical and complex environments and has developed (and implemented) business strategies that have led to strong growth. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons).
Alastair joined SMEC in 1999 and was elected to the Board as an Executive Director in 2001. Alastair stepped down from his executive position in 2016 after 17 years with the company and serving 16 years in SMEC’s chief financial role. Alastair is experienced in the management of large organisations and consulting to small-to-medium sized organisations. For over 30 years, he has worked across a variety of industry sectors throughout Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Alastair holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Monash University and is a Fellow of Certified Public Accountants Australia.
Kate was appointed to the SMEC Board in 2010, is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee. Kate is also a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Sonic Healthcare Ltd, Fletcher Building Ltd, Adairs Ltd, CoInvest Ltd, Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Geelong Football Club. Kate holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from Adelaide University. Kate is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Roger was appointed to the SMEC Board in 2002. He is a Non-Executive Director of SMEC, Chairman of the SMEC Foundation Board and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee. Roger’s career has spanned 43 years and includes management, policy development, marketing and international trade and investment. Roger was a member of the executive management team at the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade). Roger is a Chartered Chemist, a Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Roger holds a Bachelor of Science from Sydney University.

Executive Committee

SMEC's Executive Committee has primary authority for the management and monitoring of SMEC’s operations, and the implementation of the Company Strategy subject to policies and procedures approved by the Board of Directors.

The Executive Committee is comprised of senior individuals with extensive experience in strategic and operational planning.

Andy Goodwin was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SMEC in 2014, after serving as Chief Operating Officer South Asia and Middle East since joining SMEC in 2012. Andy has 30 years' engineering experience in South Africa, Europe and Asia in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has led multidisciplinary teams in highly technical and complex environments and has developed (and implemented) business strategies that have led to strong growth. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons).
Andy joined SMEC in 2007 as General Manager Finance for the SMEC Group. In February 2017 Andy relocated to Singapore to become the Global Group Financial Controller of SMEC’s parent company the Surbana Jurong (SJ) Group. In this role Andy is responsible for the financial management and systems of the SJ Group. Andy is a member of SMEC’s Executive Committee and also a Director on a number of boards within the SMEC Group. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Angus joined SMEC in 1993 and was appointed Director of Operations in 2017 after serving as Director of Corporate Affairs since 2010. Angus is also a member of the SMEC Foundation Board. Angus has extensive experience in the development and implementation of business management systems, project management of large multidisciplinary projects and all aspects of civil engineering. Angus holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Technology, Sydney.
John joined SMEC in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer of Resources. John has over 30 years’ experience in the mining and minerals processing sector, with an emphasis on planning, developing and implementing business strategy. John holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, the College of Mechanical Engineers Australia and the Australian Society of Bulk Solids Handling.
Hari joined SMEC in 1994 and is Chief Operating Officer of SMEC's Australian and New Zealand operations. Prior to this he held the position of Regional Director Central. Hari has over ten years' operational management experience. His area of expertise is in planning, design and management of large engineering infrastructure projects. Hari holds a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) and a Masters of Science (Civil Engineering) from City University, London.
Thomas joined SMEC in February 2010 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer – Asset Management (Global) in 2017. Tom has over 25 years’ experience leading and managing consulting businesses for the delivery of Asset Management services. He is an experienced business leader with the ability to balance strong business growth combined with exceptional client satisfaction for major blue chip clients in the Mining, Oil and Gas and Utilities sectors. Thomas prides himself on building long term and rewarding relationships, high caliber and motivated teams and delivering the best customer service possible.
George Lasek joined SMEC in 2011, and was appointed Chief Operating Officer - Americas in 2017 after serving as Chief Operating Officer - SAME since 2015. Prior to this, George held the role of Managing Director SMEC India and Regional Manager India and Bhutan. George has over 30 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors and has proven ability to operate effectively at both an operational and strategic level within large, complex business environments. George holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Wollongong.
Tom has over 25 years' experience in civil engineering design, construction supervision and management of multi-disciplinary engineering teams throughout Southern Africa. Tom has extensive experience in rail and road infrastructure including tunnelling, urban development and water supply schemes. Tom holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and a Masters of Engineering (Geotechnics and Transportation) from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and a Doctor of Engineering (Engineering Management) from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Tom joined SMEC's Executive Committee in 2012 with the addition of Vela VKE to the SMEC Group.
Dr Uma was appointed Chief Operating Officer – South Asia Middle East in 2016, having previously held the role of CEO and Managing Director, India for the Surbana Jurong Group. Prior to this, Dr Uma led the Sustainable Urban Solutions Division for Jurong Consultants, driving sustainability as a core business value proposition across the entire business chain. Dr Uma has over 10 years’ management experience across various organisations, he holds a doctorate in Building Science, and has served as the Nominated Industry Ambassador for sustainability by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.