Management team


Meet our leadership team

Tim Harris
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

A highly experienced business leader with extensive international experience, Tim joined the Redflow team as CEO in March 2018. His proven track record comes from more than 20 years’ experience working for large international corporations.
Tim began his career advising global companies on their growth strategies in emerging markets before moving to BT, where he held a number of senior executive roles based in the UK and Singapore during his 10 years. Prior to joining Redflow, he spent three years as Chief Commercial Officer for Chorus, New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company.
Tim holds Bachelor’s degrees in Laws and Arts (majoring in law and politics) from the University of Otago and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor by the New Zealand Law Society. He also has an MBA focusing on strategy and business management from Cranfield University.
Tim is passionate about enabling a renewable future and positioning Redflow as the leader in providing cost-effective and sustainable energy storage solutions to the world.

Tim MacTaggart
Chief Operating Officer

Tim is responsible for managing the global day-to-day operations of Redflow.
A cleantech expert and technology commercialisation specialist, Tim joined Redflow from the Queensland University of Technology, where he was the Chief Entrepreneur in Residence at QUT bluebox, working with start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors to bring innovative research and technologies to market successfully.

Tim re-joined Redflow in 2019 as the Chief Deployment Officer, before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Steve Hickey
Chief Technology Officer

Steve is an experienced electrical engineer, with extensive knowledge of the Redflow battery and skills in product development, test and measurement, and modelling.
After cofounding Blastronics (now Texcel) in 1988, Steve joined Redflow as Test Engineer in 2008 working with the first zinc-bromine flow batteries. In that role, he was seconded to Ktech-Raytheon from 2012 to 2014 developing systems in the United States.
He subsequently worked as an MRI engineer with Magnetica, before re-joining Redflow as Chief Technology Officer in 2020.

Michael Hipwood
Chief Financial Officer

With close to 20 years of experience as a CFO, Michael brings with him a wealth of financial, strategic and operational knowledge and is focused on delivering strong results in competitive markets.

He has worked for a number of listed and non-listed entities, including his most recent role as CFO of Hysata, a hydrogen electrolyser manufacturing company based in Wollongong. Prior to this, Michael spent 4 years as Tritium’s CFO, where he listed the company on the Nasdaq stock exchange in 2022.

Other notable CFO roles include Boeing Australia and Boeing Defence Australia, Mincom and LinkWater. He also holds a Master of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from Deakin University.

Michael specialises in accelerating a company’s growth potential by bringing a company-wide strategic approach to the finance role.

Mark Higgins
President, North America &
Chief Commercial Officer

Mark is a globally-recognised leader in energy storage strategy and an experienced executive with deep connections throughout North America's energy ecosystem.

Mark served as chair of the US Department of Commerce's Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, co-founded and serves as a venture partner at Resilient Earth Ventures, and is the former COO and board member of Strategen where he ran the company's global consulting business and managed the company operations.

He has also held past leadership roles at PG&E, SunEdison, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), MMA Renewable Ventures, the California Energy Storage Alliance, and the Vehicle-Grid Integration Council.

Juergen Reitz
Chief Engineer

A highly dynamic Senior Engineering & Program Manager, Juergen has spent over 20 years in technical and engineering leadership roles at Ford Motor Company managing automotive development projects from end-to-end with local and international engineering teams in Australia, Asian, Europe and North America.

Juergen brings with him a wealth of experience in driving operational excellence and leading multi-site, large scale product development projects.

Joining Redflow as the first Chief Engineer, Juergen is a visionary leader with extensive knowledge in engineering, technical and financial processes which he will use to transform the company in its next stage of industrialisation.

He holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) from the University of Technology Aachen, Germany.

Eric Chainet
General Manager

After almost two decades Eric has cultivated a wealth of experience in manufacturing and management.

His career began at Pacific Sintered Metals in Los Angeles where he was the Manufacturing Manager for nearly 7 years, before moving into the automotive industry at Futuris Automotive Thailand as Operations Manager, where he gained strong experience in the Toyota production system and lean manufacturing.

Eric’s has also held roles with Goodpack Manufacturing Limited as their Country General Manager and General Manager at Rehau Limited where he oversaw operations, sales, finance and HR.

Joining Redflow Thailand as General Manager in 2022, Eric manages Redflow’s global battery manufacturing arm based in Thailand and continues to drive operational excellence in all areas of battery manufacturing.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a master’s degree in Materials Engineering from California State University, Northridge.

Vision, mission
and values


Our products

Flow Battery

Redflow’s ZBM3 flow battery is the world’s smallest commercially available zinc-bromine flow battery.


Energy Pod

This modular energy storage system is designed for scalable commercial, industrial and utility applications.



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