Felicity Harris has joined SMEC as Director - Finance, leading the Finance, Procurement and Information Technology teams across Australia and New Zealand.

With over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and Finance Executive, Felicity will play a pivotal role in driving the company’s financial strategies and strengthening its position in the Australian and New Zealand markets.


Kate Drews CEO SMEC Australia and New Zealand (Acting) welcomed Felicity to the Executive Leadership Team and noted the importance of her appointment.


“Felicity’s significant knowledge and experience in business transformation and optimisation will be critical as we look to strengthening our organisation for future challenges and opportunities,” Kate said. “We’re delighted to have her join our leadership team.”


Felicity said she is excited about the opportunity presented in the role. “SMEC is in a strong position and I am looking forward to supporting our exceptional technical specialists to make a real difference for our partners, clients and communities. I see opportunity for the growth of our organisation, alongside our parent company Surbana Jurong, as we tackle significant transformation in the industry.”


In addition to her position as Director – Finance, Felicity has been appointed to the SMEC Australia Board.


“Felicity joining the Board is a milestone for SMEC Australia, as we achieve equal gender representation on the Board,” said Kate Drews. “Diverse perspectives lead to better decision-making and helps us to drive innovation, so Felicity’s appointment strengthens our leadership team and reinforces our commitment to gender equity and a culture of inclusivity and equal opportunities.”


Felicity joins current Directors of the Board, James Phillis, Trevor Sullivan, and Kate Drews.


The SMEC Australia Board is responsible for formulating SMEC’s strategic direction and maintaining good corporate governance. They are leaders in their field and use their expertise and knowledge to set the growth agenda for Australia and New Zealand.