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Steve McCra

Steve McRae

CEO, Founder

It is rare to see such a clear combination of technology, people and market forces come together and deliver such a compelling benefit to customers. Aurtra is clearly in such a situation

Steve McRae is a results-oriented Chief Executive and Board Member with international experience in IT, Data Communications, Energy and Renewable Energy markets.

Experienced with both large corporation and early stage corporate environments where product entry required extensive international operations. Steve has a proven track record of corporate restructure, product development and market entry strategies, project and business development initiatives and fundraising. Steve has held CEO roles in the USA where he worked for 15 years as well as the Asia Pacific region.

Richard Harris

Richard Harris

CTO, Founder

Richard Harris is an experienced new technology innovator, with extensive electronic engineering qualifications and a strong background in start-up business management.

Richard’s prior entrepreneurial successes include Fultec Semiconductor Inc., which he founded from his PhD research, moved to Silicon Valley and later sold, and EMClarity Pty Ltd, an award-winning developer of world leading data communications technology selling to major telco’s and the US Department of Defence. Richard has a Bachelor’s degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland, a number of post-graduate management qualifications and a Diploma in Corporate Directorship. Richard is presently a member of the Australian Standards committee for lightning protection and an Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland.


Terry Woodcroft

VP Product and Customer, Founder

Aurtra enables me to follow my passion for product innovations that enable game-changing enterprise outcomes

Terry Woodcroft has more than twenty-five years international management experience in hardware and software engineering, product management and marketing.

Terry has built new profitable businesses in highly competitive markets in early stage growth through to Fortune 500 companies. She has held the position of CTO of venture-backed hardware and software startups and Global Product Manager for a disruptive enterprise software product with revenues > £100m pa. Recently Terry led Asset Management for UniQuest managing a portfolio of more than 60 startups commercializing new technology.


Dr Daniel Martin

Research Consultant

Dan is a transformer condition monitoring expert and academic based at the University of Queensland.

Dan co-created the technology licensed to Aurtra from his research work, and is available for technical support. Since 2007 he has worked on projects for power utilities to deliver research that they can use to improve their business practices, with a focus on the management of power transformers. He has led research projects to improve the understanding of insulation degradation, and then worked with the utilities and industry to help them both understand and apply the findings.


Junhyuck (Jun) Seo

Research Engineer

A timely and reliable maintenance decision along with the remaining operational life estimation of the power system can be sought with Aurtra. The outcome-driven solution for a sustainable and reliable power world is our goal. Aurtra listens, thinks and acts.

Junhyuck Seo is an experienced research and development engineer in condition monitoring systems for power transformers, signal processing and analysis, and the design and development of embedded control systems. With more than a decade’s experience developing EV, HEV and PHEV system, Jun extended his research interests to power systems. Especially, he undertook ground-breaking research in insulation system condition monitoring using PD, FRA, FDS, DGA analysis; and on-load tap changer using vibration signal measurement.

Jun has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and an MPhil and PhD in Electrical Engineering from The University of Queensland.


Jack Lewis

Software Engineer

Aurtra's global expansion presents a number of interesting technical challenges and problems that are a great opportunity to be on the cutting edge of technology and grow my expertise.

Jack is an experienced full stack software developer who has worked on a number of apps and platforms for varying startups in the past few years as a contractor. Jack brings his skills from past projects working on highly scalable, fault tolerant data processing systems to the Aurtra IOT platform.

Cameron McDonald

Electronics Engineer

Aurtra’s multi-sensor approach to condition monitoring offers customers a comprehensive assessment of their asset’s health and presents unique challenges for an electronics engineer.

Cameron is an electrical engineer whose focus is the manufacture, calibration and testing of Aurtra’s hardware.

Cameron has also worked to extend the capabilities of Aurtra’s product through the integration of new sensors for partial discharge detection.


Johana Guzman

Business Development Engineer

The problem of aging transformer fleet is present in every country around the world, but Aurtra’s solution is unique. The Aurtra team works with passion, experience and knowledge to solve this global problem in the most accurate, efficient, and inexpensive way.

Johana is an experienced Business Development executive focused on developing business relationships for Electrical, Instrumentation and Control Systems for utilities, oil and gas facilities, and industrial and commercial organizations. Johana brings her business success and is working to extend the global market of Aurtra within utilities, transformer manufacturers and Industrial companies.

Johana has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and four years of business experience in the power distribution industry.


Advisory Board

Jerry Maycock

Giam Swiegers

Bob Christiansen




Want to know more about the science behind transformer monitoring
and methods to optimize transformer life?  Aurtra’s technology is developed
using the latest industry and academic peer-reviewed research.




Aurtra develops world best practice asset management solutions for power distribution companies globally. Our technology is built on a foundation of over 10 years of research at the University of Queensland in close co-operation with a number of the largest Australian power distribution companies using decades of transformer data.

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Aurtra Transformer Condition Monitoring

The Aurtra solution provides cost-effective online transformer condition monitoring for distribution transformer assets of all sizes for a low monthly fee with no lock-in contracts.

Our solutions are low cost, light touch, secure and interoperate with existing tools to extend asset life through improved risk management and optimisation of transformer loading, maintenance and replacement. The Aurtra Insight Dashboard provides a fleet-wide view of individual transformer insulation risk, with configurable real time alerts of unexpected status changes, and graphical short and long term trends.

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Our world first patented technology

Our patented IP built upon decades of industry data uses advanced predictive analysis to provide actionable reporting and alerts, not just streams of data. The Aurtra solution architecture is fully secure, redundant and responsive with asset data security and protection.

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