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.

In 2016, Andy joined Surbana Jurong as CEO International following the acquisition of SMEC by Surbana Jurong.

Under his leadership, SMEC continued to expand to a multi-disciplinary infrastructure consulting business employing 5,800 professionals in more than 40 countries. Andy was instrumental in building the business towards its acquisition by Surbana Jurong.

Andy has more than 30 years of engineering experience in South Africa, Europe and Asia within the fields of energy and urban infrastructure. He has led multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in highly technical and complex environments on a number of projects. Andy has also developed and implemented business strategies that have led to positive growth and has been involved in mergers and acquisitions.

Andy’s areas of expertise include executive management, technical leadership, project management of complex projects, managing diversity, managing change and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) projects.

Prior to becoming Managing Director and CEO of SMEC Holdings, Andy served as Chief Operating Officer of SMEC Holdings’s South Asia and Middle East business from 2012.

From 2000 until 2011, Andy held a number of roles with the Pöyry Group, a global consulting and engineering company. As Executive Vice President, Urban and Mobility, and President, Hydropower, he was responsible for top line growth and associated profitability of the global transportation and hydropower businesses respectively, while in his position as Managing Director of Poyry Energy Thailand, he had responsibility for the entire operational, and the financial performance of Pöyry Energy (Thailand) Ltd. and Pöyry Energy (Philippines) Inc.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Witwatersrand and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of South Africa.
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.
Mr WONG Heang Fine is Group CEO of Surbana Jurong Private Limited, Asia’s consultancy powerhouse for urban, infrastructure and engineering solutions that employs over 13,000 dedicated people working across a network of 113 offices in more than 40 countries throughout Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

Heang Fine was also appointed to the SMEC Holdings Board in 2016 following the acquisition of SMEC by Surbana Jurong. He is also Chairman of Sino-Sun Architects & Engineers, as well as Director of AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd.

A luminary in the commercial world, Heang Fine has held many key leadership positions across a number of industries over the last 35 years. Most recently, he was the CEO of CapitaLand Singapore Limited (Residential) and CapitaLand GCC Holdings, and also the Country CEO in charge of developing CapitaLand’s business in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. Heang Fine was also CEO of Capitala, a joint venture company between CapitaLand Singapore and Mubadala Development Company, UAE.

Prior to this, he was President & CEO of SembCorp Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd (now known as Sembawang Engineers and Constructors) and was instrumental in advancing the company’s engineering and construction business in South Asia.

Heang Fine joined Cathay Organisation Pte Ltd in 1998 as its Deputy President. He helped realise the company’s 40-year ambition of going public via a reverse takeover strategy through IMM Multi-Enterprise which was listed on SESDAQ. A year later, he was appointed President & CEO of Cathay Organisation Holdings.

From 1996 to 1998, Heang Fine was Director (Infrastructure), L&M Group Investments Ltd. During his tenure, he restructured the company by spearheading diversification into the infrastructure and property sectors.

Between 1991 and 1996, while in Singapore Technologies Industrial Corporation, Heang Fine pioneered the infrastructure development of the industrial estate and a 24,000-hectare international resort belt on Bintan Island (Indonesia). He was also instrumental in developing and managing the Bintan Lagoon Resort.

Heang Fine has served as a Senior Industry Officer with the Economic Development Board where his responsibilities included the promotion and development of investments into Singapore.

His academic qualifications include a 1st Class Honours in B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Leeds, England in 1980 and a M.Sc (Engineering Production and Management) from the University of Birmingham, England in 1981.

Heang Fine was the President of the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) from 2011 to 2012.
Eng Cheong joined Surbana Jurong Group as CEO (International) on 1 January 2016. He spearheads Surbana Jurong’s efforts to expand its international footprint in Singapore, Southeast Asia and North Asia.

Before joining the private sector, Eng Cheong was a senior government official with the Singapore Administrative Service. From 2011 to 2015, Eng Cheong was CEO of International Enterprise Singapore (“IE Singapore”), the lead government agency responsible for spearheading the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies through trade and investments. Under his leadership, IE Singapore established itself as the go-to agency for Singapore companies interested in various markets such as China, India and Myanmar. Offshore trading also hit new records.

Prior to this, Eng Cheong held several leadership positions in the Singapore Government, including the CEO of the Competition Commission of Singapore (2008-2010) and Director-General of Singapore Customs (2004-2007). In his earlier years, Eng Cheong was involved in investment promotion in the Economic Development Board, financial sector development in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and government policy formulation in the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. He also spent two years in Suzhou working on the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park development. For his service with the government, he was awarded the Singapore National Day Medal for Public Administration (silver) in 2006.

Eng Cheong currently serves as a Director on the SMEC Holdings Board, a Council member of NUS Business School’s China Business Centre and a Council member of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation. Previously, he also sat on the boards of IE Singapore, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority, Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited, the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund, Council for Private Education, Health Promotion Board, and Singapore Sports Council. He also served on the Advisory Board of Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business.

Eng Cheong holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from National University of Singapore and Masters of Science (Economics) from London School of Economics & Political Science. He is also a Lien Fellow with the Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship.
Daniel is Group Chief Financial Officer of Surbana Jurong Private Limited. In this role, he leads the Group's Merger and Acquisition, Innovation and Procurement activities. He sits on the SMEC Holdings Board following the acquisition of SMEC by Surbana Jurong in 2016.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, and an Executive MBA from California State University.

Daniel is a commercially focused Finance executive with 25 years of experience in Operational Management, Reporting, Controls, Treasury, Pricing, Mergers, Restructuring of Operations, Tax & Transfer Pricing, and Negotiations at country, regional and global levels. In his previous role as Global Commercial CFO of Orica Mining Services, he was responsible for the Global Hub in Singapore and managed the financial operations of this division across the globe.

Prior to this, Daniel spent 14 years with General Motors in various countries including the USA, China, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore, where he managed and led multi-cultural teams. He was appointed Vice President of Finance for PATAC, one of the largest Vehicle Engineering Centres in China, and was Deputy CFO of Shanghai Onstar, the leading telematics company in Shanghai. Both are joint venture companies between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive.

Daniel was also appointed Managing Director of General Motors Taiwan, running an aftermarket parts operation. He was instrumental in negotiating and setting up a car assembly joint venture between General Motors and Yulon, Taiwan's largest automaker, where he spent five years as CFO of this operation.
Yan Hui is the Deputy CEO, Infrastructure at Surbana Jurong. He directs and manages the operational activities of the Infrastructure business within Singapore and provides technical resources to the Group’s overseas divisions to support infrastructure project procurement and deliveries. The Infrastructure business covers coastal engineering, civil & environmental engineering, aviation, survey services, underground development, urban transportation and Oil & Gas services. Yan Hui was appointed to the SMEC Holdings Board in 2016 following the acquisition of SMEC by Surbana Jurong.

Yan Hui has more than 36 years’ experience in the infrastructure industry and has been a registered Professional Engineer (Singapore) since 1990. He currently leads a multi-disciplinary team of more than 600 staff in Surbana Jurong. Some of his key projects are the Waterway@Pinggol, Singapore’s first man-made major waterway that runs through the Punggol Eco-Town, the Pulau Tekong reclamation project, the Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 & 4 reclamation project, etc. He has contributed in R&D projects and published technical papers in international conferences and journals.

He currently serves as a Department Consultative Committee Member of NUS’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Yan Hui served as members of the Singapore Team which played an important role in the resolution of the Pulau Tekong reclamation bilateral dispute with Malaysia, and the Technical Evaluation Panel for the 1st Sustainable Urban Living call for proposals under Singapore’s Ministry of National Development (MND) Research Fund. Er. Loh was also a Reviewer for research proposals for the Marine Science Research & Development Programme (MSRDP).

He was awarded the inaugural MND Minister’s (Team) Award for contribution as a member of the “Settlement Agreement” team. He was also awarded the Ministry of Transport Minister’s Innovation Award 2008 (Distinguished Award) and Ministry of Transport Minister’s Innovation Award 2010 (Merit Award).

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 Member 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 was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SMEC's Australian and New Zealand operations in 2017, after serving as Chief Operating Officer since 2012. Prior to this Hari held the position of Regional Director Central. Hari has 30 years’ experience in the planning, design and management of infrastructure projects and 15 years’ operational management experience. In his role as CEO, Hari will drive the overall performance and strategic growth for the ANZ Division. 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.
Kalai joined SMEC in 1993 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer South East Asia after Surbana Jurong acquired SMEC in 2016. Prior to this, Kalai held the role of Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific in 2014. Kalai has 30 years’ engineering experience in the public and private sectors, and a strong background in project management. Kalai holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from the University of Technology Malaysia and Diploma in Financial Management. He is a Member of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia.