Former Fred Olsen Cruise Lines marketing director Nigel Lingard has expanding his management consultancy with the addition of Intrepid Travel Group.

Lingard, who took early retirement from the cruise line in 2011 after more than 23 years, provides consultancy on cruise and the travel industry.

His involvement with Intrepid comes alongside work with Kidworks to introduce children’s entertainment to cruise lines and mega-yacht operator Variety Cruises.

He took up consulting for small group adventure travel operator Intrepid last month.

Lingard was also a non-executive director of Reader Offers Travel for almost six years and is vice chairman of Abta’s membership committee.