Chief Operating Officer, South East Asia and Pacific

Karen is the Chief Operating Officer of SMEC’s business in South East Asia and the Pacific. A Civil Engineer with over 25 years of experience, Karen joined SMEC in 2015 and moved to Hong Kong to manage the North Asia and Philippines business portfolio. She was promoted to Deputy Chief Operating Officer in 2018 and subsequently moved to Jakarta.


Karen holds a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering with Architecture and has extensive management experience across the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Asia. In addition to being a member of SMEC’s global Executive Committee, Karen is also a Director on the board of the SMEC Foundation.


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.