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


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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.

Non-Executive Director

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Matt is an experienced deal maker, board member and entrepreneur. ​
After a 5-year career with BHP as a Chemical Engineer and commodity trader, Matt worked in investment banking for Barclays in London for 15 years, as a Managing Director, focused on M&A and debt and equity financings.​ Completed numerous landmark transactions most notably in the Natural Resources, Agriculture and Chemicals sectors, totalling well over $100 billion of completed mergers and acquisitions, +$10 billion of equity raisings and +$100 billion of debt financings.​ Since retiring from banking and returning to Australia, Matt has been a Board member of BGC Australia for five years , one of the largest private companies in Australia and is a Founder and Director of Foxglove Capital, as well as a Director of private companies, Blue Carbon and AgSeq.
Matt holds a B.Eng Hons and B.Sci from University of Melbourne and an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD.

Chief Operating Officer

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Mandie has over 16 years’ experience in the medtech/biotech industry having previously been the industry Development Officer at AusBiotech. She has been with Grey Innovation for over 10 years and brings her experience and knowledge of operations, business, governance and investor relations to Eco Detection.

Brand & Communications Lead / Special Projects

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Wani is a dynamic professional adept in creative communications and project management, boasting a rich history of empowering diverse companies across sectors ranging from elite sports and entertainment to finance, education, and healthcare, to realise their strategic goals. Before joining the Grey Innovation Group on the Notus Ventilator project, she was CXO spearheading multi-disciplinary teams within an ASX listed company, orchestrating end-to-end execution spanning from groundbreaking R&D initiatives to securing TGA approval for a pioneering medical device tailored for chronic disease management. Her innovative leadership and holistic approach consistently drive impactful outcomes, positioning her as a catalyst for organisational success.

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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.

Chief Data Officer

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Sally is a technology innovation specialist with deep experience in software product development, data analytics, decision support, data-based optimization, and AI/ML. She has successfully launched innovative and award-winning software products into a wide range of markets, most recently aviation, education, asset management and environmental management.

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 Panel

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.

University of Tasmania

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Michael Breadmore is the Director of the Australian Centre of Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) and our research partner in revolutionising the global water monitoring industry. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and his influence worldwide is evidenced by his repeated presence in Analytical Scientist’s top 100 ‘Power List’ in recent years.

Catchment Scientist

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Bernadette Proemse is a hydrologist and environmental chemist specialising in the application of stable isotopes techniques. Since 2019, she is the Catchment Scientist at the Derwent Estuary Program with her current work focused on nutrient cycling in coastal and freshwater systems, as well as on reconstructing atmospheric deposition and hydrological regimes using paleo-environmental records. She is a fellow of the Peter Cullen Trust.

Wastewater Expert

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Damien has more than 25 years experience in the water sector, including significant experience managing multi-disciplinary teams. He has extensive experience in the design of water and wastewater treatment facilities and has also been involved in commissioning and trouble-shooting for water infrastructure. Damien’s experience covers both the public and private sectors.

He has been integral in the successful delivery of major water projects such as the MCG Class A WTP (Multi award-winning project), covering a broad range of treatment technologies such as MBR, and Class A water treatment. He continues to push the envelop in design and delivery of water infrastructure and has brought a number of new technologies into the Australian water market.