Our People

Our People

Antarctic Expeditions was established and is operated by expedition leaders. We are not just another sales company but rather a travel company of experienced specialists in expedition and small ship cruising. This is our passon, what we know best and in turn what we recommend for our guests. After more than 20 years creating and leading expeditions aboard many of the ships found on this website and in our brochure, we have learned first-hand what works and what doesn't, our experience makes us uniquely placed to find the voyage that best suits you.

Our Team

Aaron Russ

Expedition Leader

Aaron has been visiting and leading expedition voyages to Antarctica and the islands of the Southern Ocean for 30 years. Over the years he has seen and experienced the beauty, wilderness and wildlife that Antarctica offers, from researching its wildlife to taking travellers on voyages of a lifetime he has an unrivalled appreciation for the region and opportunities, he looks forward to sharing his knowledge and expertise with you when choosing the voyage of a lifetime. 

Neil Saunders

Business Development

With over 18 years of experience in the travel industry, Neil has ventured to some of the most remarkable and diverse destinations around the globe. However, one destination stands out above all others for him: Antarctica.

"Antarctica holds a special place in my heart," Neil explains. "It's as if you're stepping onto another planet. The landscape is an endless expanse of white, a pristine wilderness that is untouched and untamed. The sheer scale and beauty of the icebergs, the silence broken only by the distant crack of ice, it’s awe-inspiring. But what makes Antarctica truly unique is the wildlife. The penguins, seals, and even the occasional whale are incredibly curious. They approach us with a sense of wonder, almost as if they are just as fascinated by us as we are by them."

Sarah Porter

Partnerships Manager

I always joked I was 'solar powered' and allergic to snow, preferring the tropics over the mountains but Antarctica changed that for me and it's certainly somewhere like nowhere else on earth.

Tomasa Demarchi

Reservation Specialist

Tomasa has always loved travelling and figured out pretty quickly if you're not on holiday yourself, the next best thing is spending time planning travel for others! Tomasa has been in the industry for over 20 years.

Tomasa's travel wishlist is long... but on the top of the list is voyaging to the Arctic (having been to Antarctica recently she would like to compare polar experiences), in January 2019 Tomasa travelled to Antarctica which "was an amazing opportunity and it has just made me want to experience more of the world on a expedition ship.