Neil works within the Opus specialist Concrete Materials Group. He is mainly involved with condition assessment, service life prediction and remediation of concrete structures.

Neil has post-graduate qualifications in geology and industrial chemistry, and a particular interest in durability performance.

Before joining Opus, Neil was a scientist with BRANZ Ltd managing a research programme quantifying the service life of modern concrete mixes in marine environments. He was also involved in the development of novel binders designed to mitigate the contribution to anthropogenic climate change from Portland cement manufacturing.

Neil has also worked on durability testing and consultancy for a range of inorganic construction products, reported on building failures, and provided opinions on the compliance of materials and systems with the B2 durability clause of the New Zealand Building Code.