Sydney, NSW-based Aurora Expeditions has appointed Jos Dewing as its first UK Managing Director.
He has been brought in to spearhead growth in the key UK market, the company said.
Dewing (pictured) has been involved with the travel, cruise and expeditions sectors for more than 20 years.
“I’m honoured and excited to be joining Aurora Expeditions at such a pivotal time of growth as the company moves closer to delivery of its second purpose-built expedition ship, the ‘Sylvia Earle’, in October.
“I’ve had a lifelong passion for the Polar regions and responsible, small-ship expedition voyaging, and my core values align perfectly with those of Aurora Expeditions, I cannot wait to unlock new and exciting initiatives in the fast-moving UK market, as well as continue to build on the exceptional service already provided to our valued expeditioners and trade partners,” he said.
Aurora CEO, Monique Ponfoort, added; “We are excited to welcome Jos into this new role on our senior leadership team, where he will bring extensive experience and knowledge that will further strengthen Aurora’s position and relationships in the market.
“The British market has always been important to Aurora Expeditions, and as UK travel restrictions ease, we expect the demand for small-ship and adventure-focused expeditions to remote corners of the world to grow exponentially.
“Brits and Aussies make great travel companions, with an abiding spirit for adventure and mate-ship, and we always look forward to warmly welcoming our UK cousins on board,” she concluded.
Dewing started in his new role on 1st June and is based in the UK.