Meet the leaders at Away Resorts... image
Meet the leaders at Away Resorts... image

Meet the leaders at Away Resorts...

Highly talented and extremely motivated, the members of our management team provide a depth of industry and operating experience that is fundamental to the success of Away Resorts.

History of Away Resorts
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Carl Castledine, Chief Executive Officer

Carl has spent his entire adult life in the industry, and arguably is the most experienced CEO in the sector right now. With a huge passion for customer driven experiences, he is shaking up the industry the best way he knows how – through unrivalled innovation and investment in his people. Read Carl's blog at

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Neill Ryder, Chief Financial Officer

As an original founder of the business and with a huge love for the industry, Neill has been Finance Director since 2008. He also served as Financial Controller at Park Resorts and Access Self Storage. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with BA, mathematics.

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Greg Lashley, Operations Director

As the third member of the original founders of Away Resorts, Greg brings a wealth of passion and experience from the holiday park industry. Prior to Away Resorts Greg spent his time as General Manager at several Holiday parks, as well as a Regional Director at Park Resorts.

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Helen Bacon, Director of People Strategy

Helen joined the business in 2017 and with her passion for service and people, she quickly embedded our innovative and caring people strategy. Her love of the industry developed during 11 years at Forest Holidays, as People and Culture Director and more than a decade running a successful HR consultancy.

Sales, Entertainment & Operations

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Leigh Rice

Sales Director, making owner dreams come true!

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Max Barraclough

Creative Director, putting the 'awesome' in our entertainment!

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Fraser Watts

Head of Operations Strategy, obsessed with perfection!

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Rooney Anand, Chairman

With several high-profile roles, Rooney has always been excited by the huge potential of the business. Rooney brings a wealth of experience from previous roles including United Biscuits, Sara Lee Bakery UK, and as CEO of Green King for 14 years. In addition, Rooney is also Chairman of the Casual Dining Group and of Purity Soft Drinks.

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