About us

We’re an award-winning, multidisciplinary team with a strong passion for wetlands. As environmental engineers, scientists and lawyers, we have witnessed first-hand the devastating destruction of wetlands across Australia and around the world. We decided that it was time to reverse this trend and so joined forces and founded Restore Blue.

About us

We’re an award-winning, multidisciplinary team with a strong passion for wetlands. As environmental engineers, scientists and lawyers, we have witnessed first-hand the devastating destruction of wetlands across Australia and around the world. We decided that it was time to reverse this trend and so joined forces and founded Restore Blue.

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

GRANTLEY SMITH

Grantley is Restore Blue’s Chief Executive. He has a 30-year+ career successfully establishing and growing software and consulting service businesses from start-up. He has led large organisations, coordinating multi-disciplinary teams delivering environmental projects with complex government and industry regulatory requirements.
Grantley works across all areas of our business. He’s determined to act positively and proactively to address Australia’s declining coastal biodiversity by restoring blue carbon ecosystems.
Co-founder and Director of Legal and Partnerships

DR. EMMA CARMODY

Dr Emma Carmody grew up in a large family in a rural community in New South Wales, Australia. Much of her childhood was spent exploring the natural environment on her parents' property, instilling in her a love of the Australian bush. Emma went on to become an award-winning international environmental lawyer specialising in water & climate law, wetlands and the intersection between human rights and water. Over the course of her career, she has had the great privilege of advising a diverse range of clients including nation states, international organisations, treaty bodies, First Nations peoples and farmers in both Australia and abroad. Emma served as sole Legal Advisor to the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for over five years, a role which enabled her to develop a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with wetland restoration and protection across the globe. As Restore Blue’s Director of Legal & Partnerships, Emma is responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day legal affairs and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws. Emma is also focussed on building strong relationships of trust with Restore Blue’s partners and the communities within which the business operates.
Co-founder and board member

DR. WILLIAM GLAMORE

Associate Professor Will Glamore is an internationally recognised, award-winning expert specialising in blue carbon wetland restoration, nature-based solutions and water management. His landmark PhD (1999-2003) was the first long-term study to investigate tidal restoration for wetland restoration in Australia. In 2005, he received a Winston Churchill Fellowship on “Coastal Wetland Restoration Practices”, visiting 27 sites across 4 continents. Since then, Will has led the only wetland restoration research group in Australia and, with thousands of restored hectares already completed, is now widely recognised as a pioneer in blue ecosystem engineering. As leader of the Eco-Engineering Group at UNSW, Will also advises governments, industry and international organisations on coastal management and the blue economy. Following 25+ years of research projects, Will is particularly keen to upscale blue ecosystem restoration by connecting science, industry, government, and financial markets via innovative frameworks.
Co-founder and board member

DR. VALENTIN HEIMHUBER

Currently postdoctoral researcher at UNSW Water Research Laboratory

Tino is an internationally-recognized scientific expert in remote sensing of coastal and inland wetland environments. He has undertaken several feasibility assessments for blue carbon wetland creation projects in Australia and has developed a best-practice implementation guideline for tidal introduction activities.

Tino is also an expert on climate change, global sustainability and carbon offsetting and frequently speaks to large audiences on these topics.

Co-founder and board member

DUNCAN RAYNER

Currently Acting Director of Industry Research at UNSW Water Research Laboratory

Duncan is an industry expert in environmental water, specialising in data-driven management of challenging water environments. He has designed and implemented numerous large-scale coastal wetland rehabilitation projects to address issues of poor water quality, lost aquatic connectivity and habitat degradation, resulting in improved land management, and the re-establishment of endangered ecological communities in blue carbon ecosystems.

Co-founder and Chief Executive

GRANTLEY SMITH

Grantley is Restore Blue’s Chief Executive. He has a 30-year+ career successfully establishing and growing software and consulting service businesses from start-up. He has led large organisations, coordinating multi-disciplinary teams delivering environmental projects with complex government and industry regulatory requirements.
Grantley works across all areas of our business. He’s determined to act positively and proactively to address Australia’s declining coastal biodiversity by restoring blue carbon ecosystems.
Co-founder and Director of Legal and Partnerships

DR. EMMA CARMODY

Dr Emma Carmody grew up in a large family in a rural community in New South Wales, Australia. Much of her childhood was spent exploring the natural environment on her parents' property, instilling in her a love of the Australian bush. Emma went on to become an award-winning international environmental lawyer specialising in water & climate law, wetlands and the intersection between human rights and water. Over the course of her career, she has had the great privilege of advising a diverse range of clients including nation states, international organisations, treaty bodies, First Nations peoples and farmers in both Australia and abroad. Emma served as sole Legal Advisor to the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for over five years, a role which enabled her to develop a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with wetland restoration and protection across the globe. As Restore Blue’s Director of Legal & Partnerships, Emma is responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day legal affairs and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws. Emma is also focussed on building strong relationships of trust with Restore Blue’s partners and the communities within which the business operates.
Co-founder and board member

DR. WILLIAM GLAMORE

Associate Professor Will Glamore is an internationally recognised, award-winning expert specialising in blue carbon wetland restoration, nature-based solutions and water management. His landmark PhD (1999-2003) was the first long-term study to investigate tidal restoration for wetland restoration in Australia. In 2005, he received a Winston Churchill Fellowship on “Coastal Wetland Restoration Practices”, visiting 27 sites across 4 continents. Since then, Will has led the only wetland restoration research group in Australia and, with thousands of restored hectares already completed, is now widely recognised as a pioneer in blue ecosystem engineering. As leader of the Eco-Engineering Group at UNSW, Will also advises governments, industry and international organisations on coastal management and the blue economy. Following 25+ years of research projects, Will is particularly keen to upscale blue ecosystem restoration by connecting science, industry, government, and financial markets via innovative frameworks.
Co-founder and board member

DR. VALENTIN HEIMHUBER

Currently postdoctoral researcher at UNSW Water Research Laboratory

Tino is an internationally-recognized scientific expert in remote sensing of coastal and inland wetland environments. He has undertaken several feasibility assessments for blue carbon wetland creation projects in Australia and has developed a best-practice implementation guideline for tidal introduction activities.

Tino is also an expert on climate change, global sustainability and carbon offsetting and frequently speaks to large audiences on these topics.

Co-founder and board member

DUNCAN RAYNER

Currently Acting Director of Industry Research at UNSW Water Research Laboratory

Duncan is an industry expert in environmental water, specialising in data-driven management of challenging water environments. He has designed and implemented numerous large-scale coastal wetland rehabilitation projects to address issues of poor water quality, lost aquatic connectivity and habitat degradation, resulting in improved land management, and the re-establishment of endangered ecological communities in blue carbon ecosystems.

Our innovative approach is truly a win-win-win. People and businesses get access to ultra-high quality and long-lasting carbon offsets, landholders tap into a new and attractive revenue stream by becoming wetland farmers, local communities benefit from the biodiversity, tourism and thriving fisheries that restored wetlands create and nature thrives.

DR. WILLIAM GLAMORECo-founder