Leger Shearings recruits senior product manager

Leger Shearings Group has appointed Rob Carroll as senior product manager amid “rapid growth”.

Reporting to operations director Chris Plummer, Carroll will lead the product management team across the Leger Holidays and Shearings brands.

He has 25 years’ travel industry experience and began his career in product in the late 1990s, managing Leger Holidays’ Oberammergau 2000 programme.

A graduate of Leeds University, he moved on to Wallace Arnold and then spent 13 years in the escorted rail holiday sector.

He joins Leger Shearings Group from group tours specialist, Airedale Tours, where he was commercial director.

Liam Race, Leger Shearings Group chief executive, said: “Rob Carroll is a great addition to the management team at Leger Shearings and brings valuable experience at a time when we are increasing our product offering almost daily, across both brands in the UK, Europe and beyond.

“The Leger Shearings Group is experiencing rapid growth and Rob is the latest appointment in a recruitment drive that has seen 65 new staff hired since April 2021 at a salary cost of around £1.4 million.”

Carroll said: “I am so excited to be coming home to Leger Holidays, a company that ignited my passion for travel all those years ago. The addition of Shearings is the icing on the cake.”