Detection Services

Key Staff

Stephen Simmons

  • Introduction of P-CatTM, inverse transient pipe condition assessment technology
  • Introduction of inSCAN®, in-pipe tethered acoustic condition assessment technology
  • Delivered single largest pipeline condition assessment project in Australia
  • Delivered over 700 successful leakage programs, delivering over 260,000 kms of leak detection

Stephen has over 20 years of global experience in the water management industry. He established Detection Services in 1991 and the business now enjoys the enviable reputation as a diverse leader within that industry. A strong advocate for constant improvement within the business, Stephen’s direction is aimed at pursuing new opportunities, leading high performing teams and shaping an innovative culture.

Stephen’s passion and commitment to water management, through technology, innovation and environmental principles is focused on successful outcomes to improve pipeline sustainability, reliability, water quality and business growth.

Chris Evans

General Manager
  • Currently studying for MBA, Australian Institute of Business
  • Diploma Project Management, Australian Institute of Management
  • Post Grad Diploma Maintenance Management, Qld University
  • HNC Water Distribution and Water Quality, Bolton University
  • Higher National Diploma Heating and Plumbing, City and Guilds, London

Chris has over 25 years’ experience in the water industry, with demonstratable experience in asset management and organisational maintenance strategies for major water and sewerage infrastructure. He has a solid track record of delivering on quality projects and understands the unique outcomes required for continuous supply and minimal disruption. His constant drive for efficiency, improvement and customer value has had a direct impact on the success of many major projects.

Stuart Stapely

Non-Revenue Water Manager
  • BSc. (Hons), Bachelor of Science, Geology
  • C.WEM, Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  • PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
  • C.ENV, Chartered Environmentalist, Society for the Environment

Stuart is a chartered water infrastructure professional and certified project manager with over 20 years’ experience including specialist knowledge in non-revenue water reduction. Stuart has worked in four countries and is passionate about making a positive environmental impact. His strong professional background and broad range of civil engineering skills complements the Detection Services commitment to quality and reliability.

Dr Young-il Kim

Pipe Condition Assessment Manager
  • PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, Hydraulic Engineering
  • ME, Master of Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering
  • BE, Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering

Young-il brings together an in-depth knowledge of water management, pipeline condition assessment and transient analysis including extensive model development and field testing over 20 years. His extensive background includes a Senior Research Associate and Consultant for University of Adelaide and Lecturer and Consultant in South Korea. Young-il’s practical knowledge and extensive experience enhances Detection Services capacity to deliver on the most demanding projects.