Ex-Saga Holidays boss joins JG Travel Group

Former Saga Holidays chief executive Chris Simmonds has been recruited as new marketing director at coach holiday operator JG Travel Group.

Ex-Riviera Travel finance chief Ewan Moore has been appointed as chief commercial and finance officer, moving from RPC Hotels.

The new recruits follow the recent departure of former marketing director Neil Hardy, while current commercial director Matthew Herbert leaves next month.

Simmonds takes day-to-day responsibility for management of the marketing, digital and studio departments, plus the trade sales team and partnerships team.

Moore will work alongside the leadership team on key projects and initiatives as part of a continued growth strategy alongside his commercial responsibilities.

JG Travel Group chief executive Andy Freeth said: Both Chris and Ewan bring an incredible amount of experience to the business that will be invaluable to us as we continue with our growth plans.

“They will play an important role in helping us achieve our strategic goals and driving the business forward. They are both inspiring leaders who have a real passion for both our industry and its customers.”

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