Under Eckersley-Maslin’s leadership, BlueChilli was named BRW’s 3rd most innovative company of 2012 and 7th fastest growing tech company in Asia Pacific by Deloitte.

Eckersley-Maslin was awarded top post-graduate researcher at UNSW for a technology that lands unmanned aircraft on warships. He commenced his engineering career as a weapons engineer with the Royal Australian Navy where he was deployed to Iraq.

Eckersley-Maslin has been recognised as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is three-time “30-under-30” winner. He is a board member of the Sydney chapter of the Awesome Foundation, and represents the Australian tech startup industry in lobbying at State and Federal government levels.