Director- Research and Technical Services at Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia
B Metallurgy, Material Science 1986, PhD 2009 Wollongong
Dr Warren South has worked in the heavy construction materials industry for the past 25 years. He started his working career in cement in 1985 with Blue Circle Southern Cement at Berrima as Assistant Works Chemist, later to become Works Chemist in 1989. During this time he worked on the development of cement and concretes specifically for high durability applications such as the immersed tube units for the Sydney Harbour Tunnel and other important infrastructure projects. As Technical Manager for NZ’s Golden Bay Cement he led the development of cements specifically for use in the South Pacific, and the development of inorganic polymer binders for concrete.
He gained his doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Wollongong in 2010, dealing with the performance of cements based on natural pozzolanic materials available in New Zealand. Warren maintains an active focus on addressing sustainability and resilience in terms of the cement and concrete industry and is a strong advocate for the positive contributions that concrete can make to the durability of the built environment.