Leger Shearings Group has announced the appointment of Rob Carroll as senior product manager. Reporting to operations director Chris Plummer, Rob will lead and direct the product management team across both the Leger Holidays and Shearings brands.

Rob joins Leger Shearings with 25 years’ travel industry experience and it will be a return to the company where he began his career in product in the late 1990s, managing Leger Holidays’ Oberammergau 2000 programme.

Leeds university graduate Rob moved on to Wallace Arnold where he was part of the WA Shearings team that produced the first products and brochures of the merged company in 2004. Rob then spent 13 years in the escorted rail holiday sector, firstly as product manager at Great Rail Journeys, then running a similar, smaller business. Rob joins the Leger Shearings Group from bespoke group tours specialist, Airedale Tours, where he was commercial director, whilst also sitting on the board of the Association of Group Travel Organisers.

Rob 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. I’m looking forward to playing an influential role in growing the product range of two iconic brands, alongside a dedicated and talented team.”

Leger Shearings Group CEO Liam Race 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 £1.4m.”