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Monique Ponfoort to depart Aurora Expeditions

Monique Ponfoort said she has achieved the goals she set as CEO of Aurora
Australia’s Aurora Expeditions announced CEO Monique Ponfoort, who joined the company in October 2020, is leaving to ‘pursue a new challenge.’

Ponfoort was VP Asia Pacific for Ponant before she joined Aurora.

Chairman’s praise

‘We wish to personally thank Monique for her valued contribution and leadership of Aurora Expeditions during this difficult time and getting us back to what we do best — extraordinary expeditions,’ Chairman Neville Buch said.

Buch also praised Ponfoort for helping the company prepare for the imminent launch of its second expedition ship, Sylvia Earle.  

Goals achieved

‘I have achieved the goals I had set out for Aurora Expeditions when I joined the business in 2020 and I am confident that the company is well positioned to continue its growth,’ Ponfoort said.

‘Personally, I am excited and ready for a new challenge,’ she added. ‘I will very much miss working with such a talented and passionate team and highly valued trade partners.’