Our People

Steve McRae

Executive Director, 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.


Terry Woodcroft

CEO, 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 been CTO of venture-backed hardware and software startups and Global Product Manager for a disruptive enterprise software product with revenues > £100m pa. Terry has also led Asset Management for UniQuest managing a portfolio of more than 60 startups commercializing new technology.

Terry has a Bachelor of Engineering (Elec) Hons from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business Administration (Tech Management) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Richard Harris, PhD

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.


Alonso Castillo

VP Americas

I love to be a part of this disruptive concept and technology that finally achieves a dream in the industry that’s been chased for 10 years or more. I began my career in utility automation(SCADA/EMS), then went into other less “techie” areas ending promoting a commodity. Now I have come full circle to participate in the integration of analytics and IOT into the power grid. What we do at Aurtra will change the industry.

Accomplished, forward-thinking leader and business developer with over 20 years of success in driving sales and business growth within a wide range of industries. Adept in managing P&L and developing top-performing teams in business to business sales models.

Junhyuck (Jun) Seo, PhD

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.


Radley Scott

Technical Support Engineer

The continued operation of aging transformers represents a growing problem facing the global power infrastructure. Aurtra has a solution that offers security to utilities and I am proud to be a part of a team so dedicated to understanding this problem.

Radley has experience in developing control systems and research into the condition monitoring of transformers using IoT, as well as 7 years of experience in technical support in the IT industry.

Radley is completing his Ph.D. with Aurtra and the University of Queensland with a focus on UHF partial discharge condition monitoring in power transformers.


Jay Craig

Software Engineer

Successful startup companies are usually at the forefront of their respective fields and Aurtra is no exception to this. The company's global presence and innovative solutions are paving the way for major improvements in power systems around the world.

I'm a full-stack Software Engineer who enjoys working on scalable technology that can change the world.

Having worked for a company that builds rockets to a high performance navigation solution for underground mining I have developed a knack for creating cutting edge solutions and enjoy adding my own personal touch to projects I work on. Working on, and investing in, blockchain/cryptocurrency solutions has given me a passion for distributed, scalable technology. A passion which Aurtra allows me to pursue.


Isabella Leung

Software Engineer

Aurtra’s unique product caters to a group of clients whose needs are constantly evolving and changing. Being part of the solution allows me to be apart of this growing and constantly pushes my pursuit for better design solutions.

Isabella is a full stack software developer and UI/UX designer who enjoys working on the front end. She brings with her experience for front end design and focuses on creating easily iterative and modern design solutions backed by research to help enhance user experience.

Isabella has a Bachelor in Information Technology majoring in Human Computer Interaction and Information Systems from The University of Queensland.


Daniel Winter

Trainee Technician

Daniel is an electronics trainee involved in the assembly, calibration, testing, and documentation for Aurtra’s hardware technology. He is currently completing an Associate Degree in Electronics and has an extensive background in materials procurement in the energy industry.



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 networks 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 networks using decades of transformer data.

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Aurtra Transformer Condition Monitoring

The Aurtra solution provides cost-effective online transformer condition monitoring for transformer assets 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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