Heath to become Aurora CEO

2022-05-14T10:12:34+00:00 May 14th, 2022|Appointments|

Michael Heath is to take on the role of CEO of Australian-based adventure travel company, Aurora Expeditions, effective 1st June.


Heath has been CEO of Surf Hardware International since 2014 and previously held key leadership and top management positions for outdoor brands, including O’Neill, Hurley and Nike.


“It is a privilege to take on the role at such an important time in the businesses’ history and lead Aurora into the future.


“I have experienced first-hand the Aurora Expeditions difference and was incredibly impressed – not just by the awe of Antarctica, but by Aurora’s outstanding expedition experience and highly talented expedition team. I’m looking forward to joining the Aurora family, building on Aurora Expeditions’ pioneering heritage, actively pursuing growth with purpose and capturing the expanding opportunities ahead,” Heath said.


Aurora Expeditions recently returned to operations in Antarctica and Heath joins at a time when the business is well-positioned for continued growth, with a deep commitment to sustainable travel and the imminent debut of its second ship, ‘Sylvia Earle’, due to start operating in Antarctica in November, 2022, the company claimed.