Rijnen replaces Boswell as Baxi MD

Baxi appoints new managing director

Jan Rijnen

Karen Boswell OBE stepped down as managing director of Baxi Heating UK & Ireland at the end of November. 

During her three-year spell at the helm, she led Baxi through considerable reorganisation and consolidation in the UK and Ireland, the Covid pandemic, and major supply chain challenges in 2022. The company also said that Boswell has driven significant improvements in Baxi’s sustainability and safety performance.

Boswell will continue in her role as chair of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, which she took up earlier this year.  

She will be replaced at Baxi by Jan Rijnen, former CEO of insulation specialist De Isolatieshop. 

He previously worked for Bosch, and was managing director and a board member for Nefit-Bosch, one of the Netherlands’ largest central heating manufacturers and supplier.