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.
Previously the Director – Research and Technology for the industry organisation -Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia since 2011, he is now the Chief Executive Officer for SmartCrete CRC (Cooperative Research Centre). He 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.