Our People

Michael Allen, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Michael brings more than 25 years of project and finance experience across the energy, resources and industrial sectors, and representing energy companies, developers and banks, including eight years in international banking and finance based in the Asia region and covering a range of projects, including power projects in Australia, China, Thailand and Indonesia.

Prior to joining Rimfire Energy in 2014, Michael was the Group CFO, and then the Executive General Manager of Finance, for a national energy company at a time when it was both the fastest growing electricity sales business and the number one developer of new generation capacity in Australia. During this time, Michael established the internal finance function, including leading the financing for the generation development and construction projects.

Warwick Lyon, General Manager Retail

Warwick has more than 25 years of professional experience across a number of industries, including more than twelve years of energy industry experience, and brings a broad multi-disciplinary skill set, including business strategy, corporate governance & policy, finance, treasury, accounting, reporting, operations, risk management and compliance.

Prior to joining Rimfire Energy in 2014, Warwick was the founding CFO, and subsequently General Manager of Strategy & Projects, for a successful national energy retailer. Other prior roles include management of operations, risk management, settlements and accounting functions in the energy industry, as well as roles in banking, finance and professional accounting.

Kim Howlett, General Manager Development

Kim brings more than 20 years of experience to Rimfire Energy having previously worked in commercially focused sales, marketing and project management roles servicing a diverse range of industries such as mining, construction, oil & gas, power & water utilities, telecommunications, rental and consumer markets.

Prior to joining Rimfire Energy in 2016, Kim was Regional Manager (QLD, NT, PNG, SI) for the Caterpillar Power Systems dealer, where he had responsibility for management of multi-disciplinary teams providing sales, engineering and project management operations through a project sales pipeline and across a project portfolio. Prior to this, Kim held a variety of senior positions within OEM businesses with responsibilities ranging from project development, product management, sales and marketing.

Dawn Payne, Business Development Manager

Dawn brings more than 10 years of energy experience to Rimfire Energy, most recently as the Commercial Sales Manager for Australia's largest independent suppliers of commercial solar energy and power cost saving technology. Dawn was responsible for developing several commercial scale solar PV systems within the Northern Territory. Dawn has been the account manager for many Commercial and Government Accounts throughout her career.

Chris Thomson, Senior Business Development Manager

Chris brings more than 25 years of experience across the energy, resources and industrial sectors and has a wide range of engineering, operations and maintenance experience. With significant management experience representing energy companies such as GE and Duke Energy, Chris has also managed industrial power and gas facilities for Linde/BOC Gases and has extensive experience with embedded energy.

Prior to joining Rimfire Energy in 2016, Chris worked within the renewable energy sector for many years, managing one of Australia's largest privately owned solar power design and installation companies. During this time, Chris helped design and integrate systems into both grid connected and off-grid power networks, including installing more than 33MW of solar PV into residential and commercial premises.

Alex Choy, Finance & Operations Manager

Alex brings more than 35 years of specific electricity industry experience to the Rimfire Energy business across a broad mix of technical, financial, operational and analytical functions, including operational processes, settlements, treasury, accounting and reporting.

Prior to joining Rimfire Energy in 2014, Alex held a variety of operational management roles for a number of different energy businesses where he was instrumental in developing, establishing and managing a wide range of back-office solutions and processes across both the electricity network and electricity retail businesses.

Maria Iglesias, Finance & Operations Officer

Maria joined Rimfire Energy in 2015 and has a number of years of experience working in professional accounting firms.

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Darwin NT 0800, GPO Box 1782

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