Carole Smith

Technical Director - Environment
New Zealand

WSPs’ Environment team works on key projects that make a significant difference to communities, whether that be reducing occupational exposure risks associated with asbestos, or ensuring that important infrastructure projects are built in a way that respects communities, environment and heritage.

With over 20 years’ experience in environmental consulting in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Carole has a well-earned reputation for being strongly committed and versatile, with a multi-disciplinary background involving project management, technical and management roles.She has had a diverse career experience managing teams and leading sector development, as well as being well recognised for her technical competency in contaminated land and environmental management.

In her most recent role as Technical Director – Environment, Carole focused on the rounded development of people within specialist technical areas and with respect to business knowledge and acumen.

Carole’s defining career moments include auditing Air NZ’s environmental performance over a 10-year period and managing Auckland Council’s closed landfill team.

She is passionate about understanding how technology can be used to deliver better results for clients, and believes that being at the forefront of new technologies and approaches is one of WSPs’ major strengths.