Baxi has announced that Karen Boswell OBE is to leave Baxi Heating UK and Ireland at the end of November, after three years as the company’s managing director – Jan Rijnen will take over the reigns.
Rijnen, former CEO of insulation specialist De Isolatieshop B.V., will replace Boswell. Prior to that he has worked with Bosch, and with Bosch Thermotechnology Group since 2012, most recently as managing director and board member for Nefit-Bosch.
Boswell led Baxi through considerable UK & Ireland reorganisation and consolidation, the Covid pandemic and major supply chain challenges in 2022, and has driven significant improvements in Baxi’s sustainability and safety performance.
The company said that Rijnen has joined it at a pivotal time for the UK heating and hot water sector; with the government’s Clean Heat Market Mechanism expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks, setting out how it expects gas boiler manufacturers to support the take-up of heat pumps in homes and the decarbonisation of heat in buildings.
Meanwhile, the debate over the future of hydrogen as a possible pathway to decarbonise domestic heating continues, and is not expected to be determined until 2026.