The ACA Board

Warren Green | ACA Foundation Chair

Warren Green is a Director and Corrosion Engineer at Vinsi Partners, based in Sydney.

He has over 30 years of experience in corrosion engineering and materials technology covering marine, infrastructure, industrial, civil and building structures. Warren is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University and is involved with the Australian Centre for Infrastructure Durability.

Sarah Furman | Deputy Chair

Sarah is an Associate Director at AECOM working in the Strategic Asset Management and Advanced Materials Team.
She has a Master of Science Degree in Corrosion Science and Engineering from UMIST (England) and a Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering From Monash University (Australia).
Sarah has more than 20 years’ experience assessing corrosion, developing  corrosion mitigation strategies and undertaking durability planning across a wide range of industries.

Ian Godson | Board Member

Ian Godson, the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Infracorr Consulting, has 30 years experience in all aspects of remedial engineering including condition assessment, remedial design and cathodic protection design and installation. Ian’s experience with cathodic protection of reinforced concrete structures traces back to 1987 when, following training with Oronzio de Nora, of Milan Italy, one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and designers of Cathodic Protection anodes and systems for concrete he introduced the technology to Australia.

As well as his extensive experience with Cathodic Protection and condition assessment, Ian has a long history of involvement in Design for Durability. Most recently he has been involved in the Port Capacity Project (Webb Dock), however other projects include the Sydney Opera House Substructure, and the City Link Bridge Structures.

Ian has a strong industry connection and has published a number of papers relating to condition assessment and cathodic protection design. A regular presenter at both the European Corrosion Congress and Australasian Corrosion Association annual conferences, Ian’s commitment to being at the forefront of remediation technology is a strong driver in his ongoing success.

Ian MacLeod | Board Member

Ian D. MacLeod completed his studies at the University of Melbourne.
From 1978 he developed in-situ corrosion monitoring of historic shipwrecks and the application of sacrificial anodes to the treatment of corroded iron anchors, cannon and hull structures.

He retired from the Western Australian Museum in May 2016 where he is now a Fellow.
Ian was recently honoured with the WA Heritage Award for Professional Practice.

He now runs Heritage Conservation Solutions which provides custom solutions to complex decay issues of cultural materials. He was the corrosion consultant on the conservation assessment and management of AE2.

He has written many book chapters on materials conservation and corrosion processes and has more than 190 papers on the study of decay mechanisms and development of new treatment methods to preserve cultural materials.
He has a Ph D in electrochemistry and a D Sc in Materials Conservation from the University of Melbourne.

He is a fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI), the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and of the International Institute for the Conservation and Restoration of Historic and Artistic Works
(FIIC) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot).

Kingsley Brown | Board Member

Kingsley Brown has over 15 years’ experience in the materials and corrosion engineering field.   He has a Bachelor of Science (Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Master of Marine Engineering and completed many corrosion related courses.

Kingsley is a certified ACA Corrosion Technologist and a NACE Protective Coating Specialist, NACE Level 3 Coating Inspector.  Kingsley is also a lecturer for NACE Coating Inspection Program and Cathodic Protection.

Kingsley has experience in a wide variety of structures across a range of industries including defence, marine, mining and oil and gas.    He provides specialist advice in all aspects of durability, materials engineering, corrosion mitigation and coatings. He is experienced in new design and remedial repair recommendations, specifications, asset condition surveys, coating inspections (new and existing), and failure investigations.

Kingsley has been a member of the ACA since 2001, serving as SA Treasurer and President for a total of 8 years.

He is a Board member of the ACA and the ACA Foundation.

Christine Crawshaw | Board Member

Senior Business Advisor – Operational Excellence Team, Transurban

Christine has been working in the Asset Management industry for 10 years in various roles including project management, consulting, leadership and coaching.  She joined the Operational Excellence team at Transurban in April 2015, working across the Transurban portfolio to achieve best practice in asset management through the implementation of the Transurban Asset Management System (TAMS). Prior to this, Christine spent 2 years at the Port of Melbourne Corporation leading the Asset Strategy team, and 5 years at AECOM consulting in the field of materials durability, corrosion, cathodic protection and strategic asset management to infrastructure asset owners. Outside of work, Christine is currently completing her MBA studies at Melbourne Business School.

Sean Ryder | Board Member

Sean Ryder – Director and Principal Consultant –  Phoenix Solutions.

Sean is a Principal Consultant and Company Director of Phoenix Solutions, which specialises in all aspects of Cathodic Protection, Asset Management, Inspection and Remediation. He has over 12 years’ experience in the Corrosion and Asset Management industry. Prior to starting Phoenix Solutions in 2013 he was the National Materials Technology Manager for GHD in New Zealand.

Sean is currently engaged as the Senior Project Manager for NZ Transport Agency where he is responsible for delivering two bridge replacements.  The blend of his technical knowledge and project management skills have seen his services requested by clients throughout New Zealand, Australia, USA, and Canada