Head of Legal

Kelly joined WSP Opus in July 2018 to take up the role of Head of Legal. Kelly and her team advise and support WSP Opus on all issues affecting the business’ operations, proactively identifying and managing legal, regulatory and commercial risks.

Kelly brings a wealth of experience to WSP Opus having spent her 18-year legal career advising stakeholders in the construction and infrastructure sectors within both private practise and in-house counsel roles across New Zealand and Australia.

In her most recent role as General Counsel - Australia at Fulton Hogan in Melbourne, Kelly provided the executive team and senior management with all front-end commercial, regulatory, compliance and strategic legal advice for their subsidiaries in Australia.

Kelly holds Law and Commerce degrees from the University of Auckland and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne’s specialist Construction Law programme. In 2018 she was named in the Doyle’s Guide as a Leading In-House Construction & Infrastructure Lawyer – Australia.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys running, playing the piano and baking mega-structures.