Our Team

We always pride ourselves on putting together a fantastic and happy team year on year.  It is this team that make your holiday and that bring guests back to F&P time and time again.

Philippa Hartley

Philippa Hartley

Director, Surrey
After 7 years in the Alps Philippa (the 'Pips') is now based full time in the UK. When not being run ragged by her two small children Ned and Clemmie she can be found at her desk in Surrey, holding the purse strings! Having stepped back from the day to day running of the business in the Alps, Philippa now governs all things financial and leads on the business planning. This winter she hopes to spend more time in the Alps both for work and pleasure – including the annual F&P family holiday – what better way to check the standards of our holidays than have a Director and all her extended family descend on a resort!
Holly Fisher

Holly Fisher

Director, Les Allues & Alderney
Holly - the 'Fish' spends the winter in Meribel running the resorts and looking after guests with Clare and the rest of the team. Holly thrives on working alongside a great team, meeting the guests, being out in the mountains and enjoying the superb food produced by the F&P chefs year on year. Holly's summers are spent running her second business The Georgian House - a successful restaurant, pub and hotel on Alderney in the Channel Islands. Look out for Holly on the slopes around Meribel and Val d'Isere and expect to see her for a canapé or two during your stay with Fish & Pips, she does need to make sure they're to the right standard after all!
Clare Truphet

Clare Truphet

HR and Operations Manager
Spending winters in Meribel and summers in Bristol, Clare looks after the teams in Meribel and Val d'Isere, ensuring guests all have lovely holidays with us and taking care of the chalets. In the summer she works with Holly and Philippa getting things ready for the coming season and dealing with all things related to our operations over in France. She is excited about getting stuck in to her sixth year with F&P, working with a great team yet again, and looking after lots of repeat and some new guests.
Emma Duffield

Emma Duffield

Sales & Marketing
Emma joined the team last season and predominantly manages all sales and enquiries from our UK office, which F&P share with our sister company the Abinger Cookery School. She also assists with marketing projects, website management, blogging and social media (and sampling the food from the Abinger!) A passion for skiing, food, and her two absolute favourite resorts, Meribel (where she learnt to ski as a child) and Val d’Isere (where she spent the best winter of her life) are what drew her to F&P. Having lived in London for a few years with a background in finance, marketing and journalism, the mountains tempted her away and she has also been lucky enough to run luxury chalets in the Alps for 3 winters (one winter in Val d’Isere and two in Verbier). She is on hand in the office to deal with any queries from our guests, and her knowledge of the resorts and experience of what makes the perfect ski holiday means she can offer invaluable advice when booking your stay. She hopes to get out to the Alps for a few ‘work trips’ this winter and looks forward to getting to know as many of our lovely guests as possible!
Lucy Deamer

Lucy Deamer

Holiday Co-ordinator
Lucy is lucky enough to live in Meribel all year round with her husband and daughter Frankie and loves the summers almost as much as the wonderful snowy winters. Lucy joined our team last year and does all the pre-holiday care from booking your transfers, ski schools and arranging your ski passes to noting your particular favourite tipple or arranging special requests, anything to make your holiday perfect. You might see her out on the slopes attempting to keep up with her 3 year old who is already on blue runs!!
Nicky Clode

Nicky Clode

Resort Manager, Meribel
This will be my fourth season with F&p this coming winter and I am very much looking forward to it. There are some changes with the chalets we are offering this year and I look forward to getting a new team settled into Meribel Village. I hope to see lots of familiar faces in this place that feels like home! See you there x
Mark Ostheimer

Mark Ostheimer

Chalet Host, Meribel
I’m not supposed to be here but I couldn’t resist - I simply HAD to work another season with Fish & Pips! I have spent the last six months on two wheels cycling along the Silk Road, across deserts in heat that your chef could cook with, over mountain passes higher than any chairlift in the Alps and I’ve eaten lots of weird and wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful!) food on my way to China where I thought I would be spending winter. However, after dreaming for seven consecutive nights about powder days, confit de canard, memories of a crazy Christmas with the Santons guests and laughing continuously for five months there was no other option than to get myself back in an Alpine chalet where I belong! I cannot wait to meet you and slide down some fresh white slopes this season!
Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson

Chalet Host - Meribel
Having graduated in 2014, I’ve spent a year working in London, only to find the allure of the mountains too strong to stay behind a desk! I love the great outdoors, meeting new people and great food, so cannot wait to combine all three whilst working at Fish & Pips.