About Eco Detection

You can’t manage what you can’t measure

Our world-first monitoring technology measures water quality in real-time, collecting and sharing complex environmental data that can be translated into more sustainable, actionable results.

We provide a managed monitoring solution to Government organisations, NGOs, research institutes, water authorities and industry. This includes installing and maintaining sensors, as well as delivering sensor data and regular reporting. Our technology was initially developed for military purposes in searching for fertiliser-based explosive devices.

GreyScan’s Eureka Prize winning defence product, the ETD-100, is now available globally. During 2020, in response to COVID-19, the company added to its portfolio with the development of a product to detect SARS-Cov-2 and future viruses. Building on the core technology for environmental monitoring, Eco Detection has been proven in field trials and we’re proud to be significantly ahead of anything in the market, providing a level of accuracy that water scientists could only dream of – until now.

We’re passionate about using our tech to help industry, government and organisations better monitor, measure and manage freshwater quality; not only helping our customers, but improving freshwater environments around the globe.

Our vision

To be the world’s leading water monitoring service provider, recognised globally for innovative water sensing technology and research excellence.

Our purpose

To help clean up the waterways of the world by creating a strong and profitable business that delivers the most trusted, timely and reliable water quality data.

Our values

We value innovation, sustainability, collaboration, accountability, empowerment and integrity, and we stand by these values.

Accurate water quality data helps us to create tangible change for a more sustainable tomorrow

Experienced and
passionate people

Key People

Chair/Non-executive Director

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Rob is passionate about advocating for and delivering climate change abatement and clean energy policy, regulation, projects investments, businesses and industries. His career includes his current role as Managing Director – Head of Projects at Pollination Group, and previous roles as Director Energy at Fortescue Metals Group responsible for the company’s energy and green hydrogen businesses, Chair of the Clean Energy Investor Group, Senior Vice President Clean Power and Vice President Capital for SNC-Lavalin in Asia Pacific and for 18 years until July 2014 helped position Pacific Hydro as Australia’s most successful and dynamic international clean energy utility. Rob holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and has completed an MBA and Master of Applied Finance at Melbourne and Macquarie Universities.

Jefferson Harcourt

CEO/Non-Executive Director

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Jefferson Harcourt formed Grey Innovation in 1998 after completing an associate diploma of mechanical engineering and an honours degree in electrical engineering.

As director of Grey Innovation, Jefferson has developed over one hundred products and, in peak periods, employed over 50 engineers, industrial designers and software developers.

Jefferson’s passion for product development extends well beyond the Grey Innovation business. He works with members of the investment community to help build business, sits on a high number of start-up company boards, and is committed to helping create successful high-tech companies.

Ross Blair Holt

Non-Executive Director

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Ross is a Director of the Bruce Mathieson Group, having led its senior management team for over 28 years. He has significant financial, investment, and operational experience. Ross was, until recently, a senior executive of Woolworths Limited in his role as the Chief Operating Officer of the ALH Group, where he still remains a Director.

Antony Wyborn

Non-Executive Director

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Antony is a Director at Wyborn Capital, a property business based in Auckland, New Zealand. Antony has a keen interest in the environment, regenerative agriculture and in harnessing innovative technology to solve real problems. Eco Detection’s world-first water monitoring technology combines both passions, offering the ability to create real environmental change.

Chief Operating Officer

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Wani is a creative communications and project management specialist with significant experience in helping companies, from elite sport and entertainment to finance, education and healthcare, achieve their business objectives. Recently, she spent five years as the CXO and Product Manager leading the multi-disciplinary teams of a listed company in the delivery of everything from R&D to TGA approval of a world-first medical device for chronic disease management.

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Chief Technical Officer

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Phil is a product development and technology commercialisation specialist, and leads all aspects of technical development for Eco Detection. He has extensive experience in research and development and the translation of cutting-edge technologies to large scale manufacturing. Recently, Phil was the lead engineer for the ground-breaking Notus Vivere Ventilator consortium established by Grey Innovation, overseeing the rapid development and transfer to manufacturing of an emergency invasive ventilator in close collaboration with industry partners.

Head of Regional Sales, APAC

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Former GM Marketing & Business Development, Elgas Limited, David has 20+ years demonstrated success in increasing the top and bottom line in privately held, private equity supported and multinational corporates. Successfully developed new markets, transformed mature businesses and created value from acquired businesses.

Scientific Advisory Board

David Phillip Hamilton

Griffith University
Australian Rivers Institute

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David Hamilton is the Deputy Director of the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Queensland. His research interests are in lake water quality modelling, cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms and sensors for measuring lake parameters. Prof. Hamilton was Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake Restoration: University of Waikato.