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Martin Smith

Martin Smith

Non-Executive Chairman

Martin joined the Proconics Board in 2013 as a Non-Executive Chairman. Martin started his career with Sasol as an Electrical Engineer.

Working in both engineering and plan operational roles, he registered as Professional Engineer and Certified Engineer in 1995. Later he joined LTA Construction, becoming Grinaker-LTA Contruction through a merger and acquisition, working on various major projects in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Martin joined Batemen Engineering in 2008 after more than 20 years of industry experience, to focus on project execution in particular. He has also been participating in the Construction Industry Institute of USA, based at the University of Texas in Austin since 2004, working towards more successful project execution between Owner and Contractor organisations. Joining MDM Engineering as CEO in 2010, Martin sees this as a step in his personal career development.


  • CII Executive Leadership Course McCombs School of Business University of Texas (Austin)
  • PBL1999 Programme in Business Leadership (cum laude) University of South Africa
  • Government Ticket (Certified Electrical Engineer - SA Department of Labour
  • Professional Engineer PR Eng - SA Council of Engineers, B.Eng - Electrical Engineering University of Pretoria