Halfpenny, who will be based in Sydney, takes up the job in January.
The travel industry veteran, who has worked for Globus Tours, Rocky Mountaineer and Aurora Expeditions, was most recently regional sales manager Asia Pacific for Quark Expeditions.
New era of growth
Aaron and Nathan Russ, owners and directors of Heritage Expeditions, said the appointment marks a new era of growth for the company.
Nathan Russ said Halfpenny’s extensive experience in the expedition cruise sector and impressive track record makes him ‘the ideal fit.’
‘Robert’s career spans more than two decades, from guiding to leading international sales teams, and we are very excited to welcome him to the Heritage Expeditions team,’ he said.
Halfpenny said he shares the company’s passion about the future of expedition travel and looks forward to contributing to its ongoing success.
‘Heritage Expeditions is an incredible company, doing incredible things and sharing incredible places and experiences with its guests,’ he said.