About Eco Detection

Our vision is to collect complex environmental data that can translate into actionable results.

Eco Detection provides a managed service to Government organisations, NGOs, research institutes, regional councils and industry. This includes installing and maintaining sensors, as well as delivering sensor data and regular summary reports.

Our game-changing technology was initially developed for military purposes in searching for fertiliser-based explosive devices. Developed in Australia, proven in field trials and independently lab verified, our technology is significantly advanced over anything in the market, providing a level of accuracy that water scientists could only dream of - until now.

We’re passionate about using our ubiquitous real-time water monitoring service to help organisations better monitor, measure and manage freshwater quality, thus improving freshwater environments around the globe.



Independent Non-Executive Director

Eco Detection Pty Ltd


Wendy brings a deep set of skills that have been influenced through a career spanning extractive industries, manufacturing, agribusiness, and civil society organisations. She has worked in senior positions for BHP Billiton and Orica and is currently an executive director of DP Mining.


Wendy’s insight into sustainable development, environmental issues, social risks and governance challenges provides critical guidance and governance structures to Eco Detection at this stage of our business development.


Head of Sales & Operations

Eco Detection Limited


Steve has over 15 years experience in project management, consulting and working with Councils and Iwi processing resource consents. He has worked on rural and residential development, managing roads, civil engineering, construction and mining.

Steve is passionate about environmental issues and sustainability.


Non-Executive Director 

Eco Detection Pty Ltd



Director/Founder Grey Innovation Pty Ltd

Director/Founder Eco Detection Pty Ltd

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 beyond the product and into the business behind the development. 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 

Eco Detection Pty Ltd


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 is a Director at Wyborn Capital, a property business based in Auckland New Zealand. Antony has a keen interest in the environment and new technology that can help to solve real problems.

Key People

Scientific Advisory Board 


Head of Science – Water

Eco Detection Pty Ltd


Nic Conland is a natural resources scientist with over 20 years’ experience in environmental assessments involving both the monitoring and review of water quality effects; and managing, reviewing and reporting on water quality programmes at the farm, enterprise and catchment scale. 

Nic has extensive experience in determining catchment responses (effects) on groundwater and riverine systems for large primary sector; infrastructure; and development operations where a long-term catchment monitoring programme is required for business and community decision making.


Griffith University

Australian Rivers Institute


David Hamilton is the Deputy Director in the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane. His research interests are in lake water quality modeling, cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms and sensors for measuring lake parameters.



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