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.


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.