Paul Vince, WSP’s Associate Materials Engineer – Water, is the first Australian professional appointed to the NACE International Institute Board, a globally-recognised accreditation body for corrosion management.

With corrosion increasingly impacting infrastructure asset owners and managers around the world with economic, aesthetic and utilisation issues, the need for knowledge has never been greater. The NACE International Institute supports its 36,0000 members with training activities, certification and education programs that promote public safety, protect the environment and reduce the economic impact of corrosion.


Mr Vince says, “I am passionate about minimising the impact of corrosion and maximising the life of our clients’ assets for the wellbeing of future generations. In doing this, there is significant environmental and economic benefits for the communities in which we operate and live. This role allows me to have a hand in shaping the adoption of international best practice in corrosion management while challenging the status quo.”


With specialist expertise in concrete corrosion and durability, Mr Vince is also a former Australasian Chairman and long standing member of the Australasian Corrosion Association. Through this new appointment at the Institute, he will actively participate in a study that is developing methods for measuring corporate effectiveness of corrosion mitigation practices, including training of staff, promotion of corrosion skills and funding for long term investments.


Matthew Stahl, WSP’s Executive for Asset Management and Planning says, “This is a great opportunity for Mr Vince to contribute to establishing global standards for corrosion management and share valuable knowledge with our clients to optimise their assets – both in the present and in the future. In turn, this will enable them to provide greater value to their end customers while at the same time nurturing sustainable communities by ensuring safe and reliable potable water and wastewater services.”


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