Club confirms new roles for two Senior Managers

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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Two well-known figures in the outdoor leisure industry have been permanently appointed to new positions following their 12-month secondments.

Rob Ganley has been confirmed as the Club’s Editor-in-Chief while Simon McGrath has been appointed Head of Communications and External Relations. Simon was previously the Club’s Editor-in-Chief while Rob was the Senior Communications Manager and the pair had carried out a role swap for a year.

Rob spent 15 years in magazine publishing including a number of years as Group Editor of the Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome titles in both print and online before joining the Club. As Editor-in-Chief he is responsible for Camping & Caravanning magazine, the Club’s monthly title which is the oldest camping magazine in the world. It has an average monthly circulation to members of 287,835. Rob also heads up the Club’s publications team that includes designers, production staff and the technical helpdesk team, and is also responsible for advertising revenue across Camping & Caravanning’s print and digital platforms.

Simon’s face is also familiar to many in the outdoor leisure industry, having edited Camping & Caravanning for nearly a decade in a career as a journalist that has spanned 30 years. Simon heads up the Communications and Events team, which includes PR, partnerships, events, social media and videography. In addition, he will now take on responsibility for leading on external relations activities by working with the Club’s external stakeholders and regulators such as Government departments.

The Club’s Marketing and Communications Director Paul Jones said: “Having Simon and Rob carry out a job swap secondment has been hugely successful. Both of these senior managers have injected new thoughts and ideas into their teams and I am delighted to make the positions permanent.

“An important part of Rob’s focus is looking at the editorial direction of the Club’s magazine including its growing digital presence and reach, while Simon also now has responsibility for our outward facing relationships with key stakeholders including legislative bodies.”


For further media information or images contact:

Simon McGrath on 024 7647 5094 or

Andrew Robson on 024 7647 5291 or

Rob Ganley on 024 7647 5204 or

Notes for Editors

1. Camping & Caravanning magazine was first published in 1908 and is considered the world’s oldest and largest circulating title for all forms of camping. Today it has an average monthly audience of 287,835 (combined print and digital ABC audited figure 2017). It's available in print, via the Camping & Caravanning website, online as a turn-page edition and in award-winning tablet and smartphone format.
2. ABC is the publishing industry’s auditing organisation, used to verify the circulation of leading national and international newspapers, magazines and digital titles.
3. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 117-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 106 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 15 Camping in the Forest touring sites.
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