Portrait photo of Henrik Larsen, MD of Vaillant UK & Ireland and chair of HHIC

Vaillant chief to chair HIHC

The Heating & Hotwater Industry Council has a new chair, Henrik Juhl Hansen, the managing director of Vaillant Group UK and Ireland. Henrik takes over the role from Karen Boswell.

Henrik has more than 30 years’ leadership experience and joined Vaillant in 2016, becoming MD in 2022. In the chair of HHIC, he will lead on work supporting the UK’s decarbonisation and ensuring a sustainable transition.

He says: “The HHIC has a vital role to play in the complex challenge that is decarbonising heat. As a whole industry, across manufacturers, merchants and installers, we must all be active and engaged when it comes to educating and raising awareness of the challenges the heating industry faces, while seeking to help others working in the arena to see the issues from several points of view.

“As an industry we are technology-agnostic: a multi-technology approach is likely the most pragmatic solution to move swiftly and effectively.

“We are at a pivotal time in the heating industry, so government and industry need to work closer than ever to transition to a low-carbon future. Broader collaboration is needed across industry to help give the consumer more choice and more opportunities when choosing a new heating system, providing clarity and direction to homeowners.”

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