Rick Hooper – Chief Executive Officer

Rick Hooper, is an experienced Managing Director who has led businesses for several global enterprises prior to joining Barefoot Power as CEO in September 2011.

Educated in Australia, Rick worked for Philips Electronics NV in a variety of senior roles and cultures across Europe and Asia, more recently as CEO for Tier 1 Hard Disk components manufacturer

Rick has gained detailed experience in Consumer Mechanical Components, Supply Chain, FMCG, Consumer Electronics, Manufacturing, TQM, Six Sigma, Warehousing and Distribution which underpins 20 years of general management and business leadership experience and skills.

Sean Hooper – Chief Financial Officer

Sean Hooper is a qualified chartered accountant and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with over 30 years’ experience in private and public sectors.

Sean commenced his career with what is now Ernst & Young and KPMG. He has worked in Singapore, London and Sydney. He was formerly the Finance Director and Company Secretary of SkyNetGlobal Limited, a Telecommunications Company with operations in Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Barefoot Power, Sean was responsible for the financial management and company secretarial functions of Metgasco Limited. Sean’s commercial experience includes investment banking, oil & gas, telecommunications and forestry.

Jackson Machuhi - Chief Operating Officer

Jackson Machuhi was appointed as Managing Director Kenya and West Africa since Dec 2014 after two years of business understudy. On July 1st 2016, he was appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer. Having grown up in a rural, off-electricity-grid community; Jackson's commitment to Barefoot Power's Mission and Values transcends employment as he finds lighting up off-grid homes as a contribution to the welfare and economic empowerment of society. He developed alternative distribution channels and consumer promotions models in FMCG sector.

In 2007, Jackson ventured into Information Technology, developing and delivering software and integration services to banks and financial institutions in Africa, included building logic credit risk management throughput; loan origination, analysis, disbursement and collections; and integration with core banking systems and delivery channels. With experience and contacts, Jackson is resourceful in building partnerships between Barefoot Power and finance providers to make Solar Home Systems (SHS) affordable to end-users.

Contact Us

  • Worldwide HQ (Australia)
    Suite 1A Level 2
    802 Pacific Highway
    Gordon NSW 2072
    NSW, Australia
    tel: +61 2 9844 5838
  • Americas & Asia
    Suite 1A Level 2
    802 Pacific Highway
    Gordon NSW 2072
    NSW, Australia
    tel: +61 2 9844 5838
  • Hong Kong
    Barefoot Power Hong Kong Limited
    21/F Tai Yau Building
    181 Johnston Road, Wanchai
  • China
    Ipark Building B#305,
    No.5 Xinhua Road, New District,
    Wuxi City, JiangSu Province, P.R.C
    tel:+86 510 8522 5123


  • East & South Africa
    Nairobi KENYA
    tel:+254 (0) 728 255 807
  • West & Central Africa
    P.O. Box LG DTD 10018
    1055 Neequaye Street , East Legon
    tel:+ 233 302 900440 /+ 233 303 963
    167/+ 233 303 963 168
  • Rwanda
    Muhima Road Opposite Muhima Sector
    Offices PO. BOX 2199 Kigali RWANDA
    tel:+250 302 900 440
  • Uganda
    Plot 31 Bukoto Crescent, Naguru P.O.Box
    34544 Kampala UGANDA
    tel:+256 0393 781 212
  • India
    No 392, First Floor, 9th Main, H.S.R.
    Layout, 7th Sector, Bangalore 560102
    Karnataka INDIA
    tel:+91 80420 07668 / +91 900 802 6394