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Aurora Expeditions appoints global sales chief

David Tanguay joined Aurora when it has ambitious plans
Toronto-based David Tanguay took up the newly-created role of global head of sales for Australia’s Aurora Expeditions.

CEO Michael Heath said Tanguay’s appointment highlights the importance of the North American market for the company’s growth plans as it continues to raise its profile as a leading expedition operator with the region’s travel trade.

Tanguay, who has more than a decade of sales experience in the polar expedition industry, will work closely with Aurora’s regional leaders — Lisa Bertini (VP sales North America), Steve McLaughlin (APAC sales director) and Jos Dewing (MD EMEA).

Pivotal time

‘David’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for Aurora Expeditions,’ Heath said. ‘We now have two purpose-built ships, Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle, and we have ambitious plans for our future growth.’

‘I am incredibly excited to be joining a purpose driven organisation that embeds sustainability into global strategy,’ Tanguay said.

Conservation awareness

‘Expedition travel has the power to make a positive impact by creating conservation awareness and giving back to communities,’ he said.

‘Aurora Expeditions is a pioneer in this space and I look forward to working with Aurora’s talented global team to promote the life-changing experiences they have been offering for over 30 years.'