Louise Adams is currently the Regional Director – VIC, SA & ACT for global engineering and advisory services provider Aurecon, and is responsible for operations in Victoria, South Australia and Australian Capital Territory.
As one of only two females to graduate with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of South Australia in 1991, Louise is a passionate advocate for female leadership and equality within STEM. Through her roles as a Director of Aurecon’s Global Board and a member of the ANZ Leadership team, Louise is uniquely placed to influence positive change within Aurecon and across the industry.
Having started her engineering career in Adelaide Louise has travelled extensively, living and working throughout Australia and then heading overseas for 12 years prior to returning to Victoria in 2015.
Louise’s technical background is in Project Management and Civil Engineering; managing multidisciplinary projects in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iran, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Guyana, North America, Pakistan, Libya, and Qatar. Her career highlights range from working with the Aga Khan on the redevelopment of the Lahore Walled City in Pakistan, to assisting with the rebuild of the Guyanese capital Georgetown following major flooding back in 2005. Louise has also provided technical advisory services to the UK Government as part of the roll-out of their Building Schools for the Future Programme.
Professor Des Bull
ME (Civil), FIPENZ, CPEng
Technical Director of Holmes Consulting Group LP. Civil and Structural Engineers and the Holcim Adjunct Professor in Concrete Design, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Serves on review committees for NZS 3101: Concrete Structures and NZS 1170.5: Earthquake Loads.
Des has written or co-written some 150 papers and 8 design guidelines/manuals.
Professor Doug Hooton
Professor R. Douglas Hooton is NSERC/Cement Association of Canada, Senior Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research focusses on durability performance of cementitious materials in concrete as well as on performance testing and specifications. He serves on the ACI Board of Directors and chairs committees at ACI, ASTM, CSA and RILEM.
Professor Tim Ibell
Mr Peter McBean
Peter has 30 years’ experience as a consulting structural engineer and is Joint Managing Director of Wallbridge & Gilbert. His professional interests are in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering.
Peter is National President of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society and a member of the Standards Australia Code Committees responsible for AS1170.4 “Earthquake Actions in Australia” and AS3600 “Concrete Structures”. He recently co-authored the SRIA’s “Guide to Seismic Design and Detailing of Reinforced Concrete Buildings in Australia”, is the new $1.85b Royal Adelaide Hospital’s structural engineering Design Director and is an active Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) engineer.
Professor Karen Scrivener
Karen Scrivener obtained her PhD at Imperial College in 1984, continuing as lecturer. In 1995 she joined Lafarge in France. In 2001 she was appointed Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Construction Materials, at EPFL, Switzerland, which focusses on the sustainability of building materials. She is the founder of Nanocem and Editor in Chief of Cement and Concrete Research. In 2014 she was made a fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering