Based in Toronto, David Tanguay’s appointment reflects the importance of the North American market to Aurora’s future growth plans, as it continues to raise its profile as a leading expedition operator amongst the region’s trade industry.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Aurora Expeditions, Australia’s expedition travel company, has appointed David Tanguay as the business’ new Global Head of Sales. The newly created role will be responsible for driving revenue growth in Aurora’s key markets as well as developing its sales strategy for potential emerging markets.
Bringing more than a decade of sales experience within the polar expedition industry, Tanguay will work closely with the company’s regional leaders Lisa Bertini, vice president of sales, North America; Steve McLaughlin, sales director, Asian-Pacific (APAC); Jos Dewing, managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA); and their teams to grow Aurora’s market share and support the scaling of its operations.
“I am incredibly excited to be joining a purpose-driven organization that embeds sustainability into its global strategy,” said Tanguay. “Expedition travel has the power to make a positive impact by creating conservation awareness and giving back to communities. 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.”
Based in Toronto, Tanguay’s appointment also reflects the importance of the North American market to Aurora’s future growth plans, as it continues to raise its profile as a leading expedition operator amongst the region’s trade industry.
“David’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for Aurora Expeditions – we now have two purpose-built expedition ships, the Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle, and we have ambitious plans for our future growth,” said Michael Heath, chief executive officer, Aurora Expeditions. “We’re looking forward to leveraging David’s expertise in the expedition space as well as his strategic acumen, and I’m confident he will be an invaluable addition to Aurora’s global team.”
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