Monique Ponfoort

Monique Ponfoort

Chief Executive Officer

An accomplished executive leader in the Australian and Asia-Pacific tourism industry, Monique brings 25+ years of high-level experience in cruising, travel, management, commerce, sales and marketing, and innovative brand strategy to Aurora Expeditions.

A senior executive of QANTAS for many years – responsible for business development, customer relations, sales and international marketing, as well as national advertising and promotions – Monique has also held General Manager executive roles at Jetset Travel World Group and Stella Group (now Helloworld).

Most recently, she was Vice President Asia-Pacific for PONANT Luxury Expeditions & Yacht Cruises and Paul Gauguin Cruises, responsible for business development, finance, commercial sales and distribution, marketing, brand communications, call centre operations and human resources.