The Student Room Group (TSR) has named Jason Geall (pictured
) as its new managing director.
Geall joins the social media and education resources group from a stint as vice president of sales and marketing at global travel firm GetThere. In the past he's also run sales teams at Eurostar and Jobsite.
TSR's chief executive Chris Newson said that Geall would be instrumental in leading the company's growth.
“The scale and scope of the site is so significant and complex now that we need someone with Jason’s commercial experience and drive to ensure that we can continue to develop and support our student communities appropriately," he added.
TSR was founded in 2003, and now receives 5.6 million unique visitors a month.
Its portfolio of online communities and education resource sites includes thestudentroom.com, getrevising.co.uk and coursework.info.