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Our Team

We pride ourselves on having a fantastic and happy team. It’s this team that makes your holiday a true holiday; from an initial enquiry, answering questions and requests with our concierge service or physically looking after you in the resort. We know it is the team that brings guests back to Fish&Pips time and time again.

This is why, in our chalets we pride ourselves on carefully selecting a team of ski, hospitality and food enthusiasts, year on year. We adopt a relaxed professional approach to service. This fits with the chalet environment, creating a home-from-home feel for both guests and team.

When it comes to our Summer holidays, it is our team who will do all the hard work for you and make sure that no detail of your trip is left untouched. They are experts and they are happy to share their knowledge with you.

Philippa Hartley

Philippa Hartley

Director, Surrey
After seven years in the Alps Philippa (the 'Pips') is now based full time in the UK. When not being run ragged by her three small children Ned, Clemmie and Willoughby 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 Fish&Pips 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 Chandler

Holly Chandler

Director, Méribel & Alderney
Holly - the 'Fish' (her last name was Fisher before she married ski instructor Del) has spent the last 14 years yoyo-ing between the Alps and the Channel Islands! She spends the winters in Méribel with Del and their two small children - Wilf and Martha. Holly focuses her time on product development, marketing and all things foodie for both the ski and sun aspects of the business. Whilst mainly office based in the winter, she still thrives on getting to know the team, meeting the guests where possible and being out in the mountains. Out of season, both Holly and Philippa spend a great deal of time scouring the Med for their next hotel or villa and planning Fish&Pips's next business adventure. Exciting times afoot!
Blake Rose

Blake Rose

Director and Investor, West Sussex.
What fun... Blake joined F&P in 2018 as a Non-exec Director and investor to help grow this small but energetic business with a great ethos of putting the guest first, employing fabulous staff, finding new and exciting properties complimented by wonderful service. He has a background in travel, having co-founded Scott Dunn World and built it into the pre-eminent luxury travel brand in the UK before selling to PE in 2014. Now he can think of nothing better than bombing around the slopes of Méribel with his wife, Katherine, and daughters India and Isabella, or sailing with them to Ithaca in the Ionian - all seamlessly organised by F&P. Somebody has to do the hard lifting!
Jo Arkwright,

Jo Arkwright,

Sales Manager, Cambridgeshire
Jo has recently joined the Fish&Pips Sales team in the UK. She met Holly and Philippa on their first season together in Méribel back in 2004 and they very quickly became firm friends. After a couple of years managing luxury safari camps in Kenya and Zambia and armed with a lifetime of incredible memories, she came back to the UK to work as an African travel specialist. Jo is a very keen photographer and loves everything travel - she has particularly enjoyed introducing her triplet boys to the mountains and to travel adventures in the UK and beyond.
Gemma Goodfellow

Gemma Goodfellow

Sales Manager, Surrey
Gemma, a fellow enthusiast for the mountains, is based in the UK where she is on hand to help you with all your sales enquiries. With a background in sales and travel design Gemma is here to answer any queries you may have regarding any of our properties and their availability for the season. A keen skier (who is married to an even keener skier!) and mother of two, she has spent many hours on the slopes both skiing and handing out snacks to little mouths. Back in the UK, Gemma enjoys a good spin class and can generally be found chasing the children and dog around Barnes common.
Victoria Clark

Victoria Clark

Marketing Manager, Méribel
Vicky first worked for Fish&Pips in 2014/2015 as a chalet host in Du Guide. What was meant to be one quick season before returning to a marketing career in London quickly escalated in a complete lifestyle change after falling madly in love with the skiing, the mountains, Méribel and a ski instructor. She now lives in Méribel for much of the year and works alongside Holly on managing the marketing side of the business for both our ski and our new sun holidays.
Tom Orr

Tom Orr

Marketing Assistant
Tom joined the Fish&Pips’ marketing team in mid-2021. After graduating in… difficult circumstances, he was delighted to be welcomed into the family. He absolutely loves travel of any description, as Vicky and Holly can no doubt attest to – his interview was conducted whilst he was in Costa Rica! Besides roaming the globe, he also loves reading and writing, especially when it’s about different adventures. If he's not out exploring the wilderness, you’ll certainly find him meticulously researching the next daring excursion. Here’s to many more wonderful trips together!
Clare Truphet

Clare Truphet

Alpine Manager, Méribel
Having been with Fish&Pips since 2010 Clare works with Holly and Philippa to keep things running smoothly in resort from recruiting our seasonal team and running our training programme to managing our properties and working with all our lovely suppliers. Clare is based in Bath in the summer, and out in Méribel during the winter months. An avid skier, and most at home in the mountains Clare has spent summers and winters in Méribel and thoroughly enjoys sharing the mountains with our team year after year.
Lucy Fisher

Lucy Fisher

Concierge Manager, Méribel
Lucy has lived and worked in Méribel since 2012, what she doesn’t know about the resort is not worth knowing! Her special expertise is the restaurants and bars, on and off the mountain. Lucy is on-hand to look after 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.
Although sharing the same (maiden) surname as Holly, they are sadly not related – but they’re yet to go through the family tree!
Lawrence Marsh

Lawrence Marsh

Resort Manager
Hi, I'm Lawrence! I've been skiing since the age of two, and have visited 40 countries on 6 continents. Once upon a time, I very nearly became a lawyer, but after University fell in love with season life and being able to pass on my passion for the mountains in Austria in 2014. After moving over the French Alps, I've worked as a Resort Manager in Méribel, Alpe D’Huez, and Les Arcs. I spend my summers working on the Med and any spare time at home in Cornwall on the golf course, cricket pitch, or blindly following the two greatest obsessions in my life: Newcastle United and Exeter Chiefs.
Sarah Vandersanden

Sarah Vandersanden

Assistant Resort Manager
I was born in Belgium but have been living all over the planet for the past decade or so, such as in the US, Italy, Vietnam, Scotland and New Zealand. I have a passion for all things outdoors, and you are likely to find me mountain biking, hiking, or paragliding in the summer and skiing in the winter. With a strong multicultural background and a passion for travelling, I have worked in a variety of fields, from translation and English teaching to working in tourism, hospitality and designing websites. This winter, I'm joining the Fish&Pips family as the Assistant Resort Manager, and will be taking excellent care of the guests and staff on resort. In the mood for dog sledging or want to order delicious oven-ready meals? Just ask, and I'll be more than happy to organise that for you!
Tilly Thomson

Tilly Thomson

Chalet Host
Hello, I'm Tilly, a returning Fish&Pips Chalet Host from last winter! I loved it so much, I came back for more.. I am really excited to get out on the slopes again and maybe even try a spot of snowboarding... Aside from skiing, I love to play the guitar, run half marathons and cuddle dogs. Thats pretty much me! Here's to another great season!
Jemima Thursfield

Jemima Thursfield

Chalet Host
Hi, I’m Jemima! I have grown in France, working and living in my Mum’s restaurant which is where I found my love for hospitality. Having already done three winter seasons in Courchevel, I couldn’t be more excited to be returning to the 3 Vallées! I’m looking forward to making new friends, getting my skis back on, and becoming a part of the Fish&Pips team!
Kaylea Whitfield

Kaylea Whitfield

Chalet Host
Hi there, I'm Kaylea, an adventure seeker travelling since I've been tiny and still loving it! Originally from South Africa, I have lived most of my life in France. I enjoy meeting different people and learning about new cultures and cuisines. I'm curious about most things in life, and am mad about skiing, climbing, and everything in the mountains. I'm thrilled to embark on a new adventure this winter with Fish & Pips!
Kate Gallagher

Kate Gallagher

Chalet Host
Hi, I’m Kate! After an incredible summer in Alderney, I’m really looking forward to working for Fish&Pips this winter. I’ve done a couple of winters in the Three Valleys, Courchevel, and Méribel,  I can’t wait to get back in the chalets and on the slopes!
Chloe McCoy

Chloe McCoy

Chalet Chef
My Nan taught me how to bake and from there my love for food has grown. I love everything about food from cooking to eating it but most importantly learning everything there is to know. I can't wait to embark on a new adventure after being a chef in London with Fish&Pips.
George Jamieson

George Jamieson

Chalet Chef
Hi! This is my 5th ski season and my third with Fish&Pips, after one in Courmayeur and one in Val D’isère. I’ve been cooking and skiing from a young age so working as a Chalet Chef combines my two passions. I can’t wait to get back out to the Alps after missing out last year! I love everything about living in the alps, from warming up with a hot chocolate in a cosy café to getting the first lift on a bluebird day!
Libby Newbery

Libby Newbery

Chalet Chef
Hi, I'm Libby! I grew up in the small town of Swindon, and knew from a young age I wanted to be a chef, so I moved to London to train with the best. After learning different techniques and exploring flavours for 5 years, I'm ready to trade in my busy City life for a season in the snow!
Luke Turley

Luke Turley

Chalet Chef
Hi, I'm Luke! This is my first winter season after working in London and Alderney for the last 5 years, so I’m incredibly excited about a new era on the slopes. Being a chef is all about taking new opportunities and, who knows what this one might bring? I’ve got a passion for food and I’m hoping to find one in skiing too! 
Joseph Burland

Joseph Burland

Relief Host & Driver
Hi, I’m Joe! This is my first little adventure to the slopes, as I have spent the last few years of my life training as a carpenter, but I decided a career change was in order after meeting a great group of friends! I’m originally from the tiny island of Alderney, but am ready to move on to bigger things.. and bigger land masses! 
Yann Gaida

Yann Gaida

Driver
Hi, I'm Yann, originally from the Italian Dolomites. My passion is the outdoors - sports, the ocean, mountains - where I am at my happiest and always keen for the next challenge. I also love learning about different cuisines and wines in my spare time. Having studied in Bordeaux and Edinburgh and having done a couple of seasons at Lake Garda, Italy, I’m excited to join the team in Méribel. À très bientôt!