Our people

The Heatrae Sadia management team is made up of industry experts and experienced business professionals who drive our business to be the best it can be, providing excellent customer service and offering cutting edge, market-leading products. Get to know about them here...

Paul Rivett, Managing Director
Paul joined Heatrae Sadia in Norwich in June 1985 as a Design Engineer and became Marketing Manager prior to being appointed Technical Director in 1996. In April 2004, Paul was promoted to Managing Director of Heatrae Sadia Heating. Since January 2013 he has been responsible for Baxi UK's Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Paul is married with two teenage children and enjoys playing golf and watching most sports.

Kim Rolfe, Finance Director
Kim joined Heatrae Sadia in 2012 and has been Finance Director and Company Secretary at a number of manufacturing companies previously. Her qualifications include Chartered Accountant (FCA), Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), BA(Hons) Accounting & Finance and she trained as a Chartered Accountant in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Kim manages the finance and sales administration departments at Heatrae Sadia, with responsibility for financial control. Kim has two children, is treasurer (of course!) of the PTA and belongs to the local sailing club.

Steve Rickards, Commercial Director
Heatrae Sadia inherited Steve Rickards when it acquired Megaflo in 1993, and he is still passionate about driving the sales strategy and developing new market sectors. Steve is very well known in the industry, having been Sales Director for Megaflo and responsible for the Newbuild sales team. He is a member of the House Builders Federation. Steve is a Formula One die hard, is fascinated with JFK conspiracy theories and is very interested in human behaviour and psychology, particularly body language and gestures.

Neil Thompson, Sales Director
Neil joined Heatrae Sadia in 2011. He is responsible for all Heatrae Sadia sales activity, managing sales teams operating in the UK in sales and distribution, key and corporate national accounts and independent merchants and buying groups. His qualifications include Institute of Leadership & Management (Level 5); Business Management, Sales & Marketing (Open University). Both Neil and his wife are passionate football supporters. Most of their spare time, however, is taken up with walking the entire UK coastline to support a number of children's and local charities.

Anthony Gravestock, Research & Development (R&D) Manager
Anthony joined Heatrae Sadia in 2004 as Assistant Project Engineer and has since been promoted to Project Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, R&D Manager and now R&D and Quality Manager. Anthony has a wealth of experience with design systems, mechanical design and design standards. He has responsibility for the new product development and quality for the portfolio of Heatrae Sadia products, as well as researching innovative solutions for the future. Prior to joining Heatrae Sadia, Anthony studied Aerospace Engineering at Coventry University, achieving a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. Anthony is married with a son. He is a keen golfer and supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.




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