Our management team
Chalet Spa Verbier was founded by Andy Turner, a private investor, originally from England, but now based in Switzerland.
After graduating in International Commercial Law, Andy specialized as a corporate lawyer with Laytons London, later joining Ernst & Young London. In 1996, he moved to Jersey in the British Channel Islands to set up a corporate fiduciary business for Abacus Financial Services Group, where he became one of the owners and an executive director of the Group Board. Abacus evolved into a significant wealth management business, with GBP23 billion assets under management, and in 2005 was acquired by Royal Bank of Canada, following which he became an Executive Board Director of RBC for the UK and Head of its international corporate division. From 1996-2009, Andy was an active director of more than 20 companies and trustee for more than 300 corporate & high net worth trust structures, across a range of business sectors, including banking & finance, hedge funds, technology, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, major utilities, and private equity. In 2009, Andy left RBC to focus on a range of private investments and relocated to Switzerland. One of these investments is Chalet Spa Verbier.
Our management team
Chalet Spa Verbier and our services are under the management of Nick Leftwich. Nick joined Chalet Spa Verbier for our opening in early 2008, and is in Verbier all year round overseeing guest and client services and the operation of Chalet Spa Verbier. Nick is also involved supervising the expansion of our service range for clients.
From 1995 to2003, Nick gained 8 years experience of health club and spa management in Jersey, British Channel Islands, covering many aspects of the health and fitness industry, beauty therapy, lifestyle services, and club catering with an emphasis on healthy diet options. From 2003 to 2007, Nick managed the property, operations and front of house customer service for a 100-cover restaurant in Jersey, British Channel Islands.
As Manager and Concierge for Chalet Spa Verbier, Nick brings an excellent skill set to the business, covering chalet management, operation and administration as well as delivery of a discreet 5* service to guests in terms of chalet services, rental operations, spa operations and ensuring a smooth concierge service from our Chalet Spa team.