Mr Allen has held a wide range of senior business roles and has more than 30 years’ experience as both executive and non-executive director in the listed and private sectors in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Mr Allen has extensive experience in the international offshore marine oil and gas industries, having spent over 20 years working locally and internationally with Baroid Drilling Fluids Inc (acquired by Halliburton). Mr Allen was the founder of Renewable Heat & Power Limited and its wholly owned subsidiary Plantation Energy Australia Pty Ltd which is one of the largest producers of biomass fuel pellets in the southern hemisphere. Biomass fuel pellets are used as carbon neutral fuel in coal fired and purpose-built power stations owned and operated by some of the largest utilities in Europe and Asia.
Mr Allen has served as the managing director of Tox Free Solutions Limited from listing until 2004 and then as a non-executive director from 2005 until May 2018 and as a non-executive chairman of Mobilarm Limited until March 2012, and currently as director of Renewable Heat & Power Limited.