The best chalet staff in the Alps

Purple Ski People

Our people are at the core of the Purple Ski philosophy and the key to the consistent delivery of the high level of service for which we have become known. They are our greatest asset. We take pride not only in making sure that our guests have the best possible skiing holiday, but also on being a great company to work for, because we know that our staff are crucial to Purple Ski being successful. We hire people based on their skills, experience and attitude and expect the highest standards of work from them, but in return, we make sure that they are well rewarded and get to spend the most time possible enjoying themselves.

“The staff's attitude and friendliness was what made the holiday special. Nothing was too much trouble. Your staff always speak very highly of you and the way they are looked after – they are clearly very happy working for you and that transmits to the guests.”

Head Office

Head Office

Zac Brown, Head of Sales & Marketing

Zac Brown Originally from rural Cambridgeshire, Zac fell in love with skiing in his teens, after first visiting the French Alps with his family aged 12 and then rarely missing a year from then on. He went on to study French and History at Nottingham University, always with the intention of heading to the Alps afterwards for a ski season. He loves being bilingual and spent a year abroad in France as part of his degree, choosing Grenoble in order to be as close to the mountains as possible.

Zac has an abundance of experience in the travel industry, having joined Madame Vacances’ Management Trainee graduate programme after university. He completed a ski season at their Hotel Le Mottaret in Méribel, and went on to become UK Sales Manager for their London office. He also spent 18 months working as part of Ski Solutions’ Operations and Product team.

Outside of work, Zac is a sports fanatic and particularly enjoys cricket, which he plays for a local club in London, as well as rugby, tennis, squash, cycling and running. He loves to travel and people are always surprised to hear he has even visited North Korea. His other interests include cooking and long walks with his trusted dog Chilli and partner Emma.

Beck McInnes, Careers Director

Beck McInnes Beck has been an integral member of the Purple Ski team for many years now - previously as our Staff Manager - and we are so delighted that she is now in the UK-based role of Careers Director, handling the recruitment of our brilliant chalet teams each season.

Beck is from Lake Cargelligo, NSW, Australia (about 360 miles west of Sydney). She has a wealth of diverse work experience, including managing a summer camp, working with children in care (she holds a teaching degree) and teaching cookery at the Orchards Cookery School. More recently she was the chef on a superyacht based in the Mediterranean.

Outside of work, Beck is passionate about fitness (she is a qualified personal trainer) and enjoys water-skiing, tennis, squash and netball. Her other passion is food - both cooking and eating!

She is endlessly hard-working, always positive and strives for the absolute best in everything she does. She is also very caring of all of those around her and brings sunshine wherever she goes.

Meghan Ace, Senior Sales Advisor

Meghan Ace Meghan is based in our London office and joined the Purple Ski team in 2020 upon returning from a year teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She grew up in the lovely French countryside, and so is completely bilingual; she also speaks Spanish and spent a year abroad living in Oviedo, Asturias. She is no stranger to the travel industry having jumped straight into it after completing her degree in Modern Languages at the University of Poitiers in France in 2015.

Outside of work, Meghan loves exploring new places and sampling delicious food! She is chatty, thrives being around lots of people, and is committed to making your holiday an unforgettable experience in her role as Senior Sales Advisor.

Hannah Crane-Buck, Head of Editorial

Hannah Crane-Buck Hannah joined us back in 2014 for what was supposed to be one ski season in Méribel – and has been part of the Purple Ski team ever since! Our guests will no doubt have got to know her in her previous role of Sales and Customer Services Manager; now she is based in the UK and managing Purple Ski’s copywriting and editorial needs, such as our regular newsletters.

Hannah has long had a passion for writing and languages, having graduated from the University of Warwick with First Class honours in French Studies with Italian, and an MA in Translation and Creative Writing. She is fluent in both French and Italian and has basic Portuguese skills; she loves having the chance to use her languages and travels as often as she can. In addition to her seasons in Méribel she has worked abroad multiple times, as a teaching assistant in France, intern for a travel company in Spain, and office manager for a summer camp in the US. She loves people and socialising and her hobbies are very diverse, including skiing, hiking, Via Ferrata, and diving.

Charlotte Rous, Public Relations

Charlotte Rous Charlotte was born in London and grew up in California. A US/UK dual citizen, she loves nothing more than putting both passports to use travelling and experiencing new places and cultures, which led her to becoming a PR specialist in the luxury travel industry – and she now has over a decade of experience with leading UK and international media under her belt. She handles the PR for Purple Ski and helps communicate our stories and luxury offerings to the media - helping us stay in the press regularly!

Charlotte founded her agency Charlotte Rous Communications in 2020 with a mission to work with unique, luxurious and bespoke offerings worldwide. She lives with her husband and their three young sons in London, and is assisted at work by their pug, Wellington.

Pete Lomas, Operations Manager

Pete Lomas Originally from London, Pete joined us in 2016 having previously worked seven seasons as a Resort Representative and Ski Technician, then subsequently being promoted to Head Ski Technician, managing eight ski rental facilities and a team of ski technicians, representatives and shop managers. He also managed a busy licensed pool bar in the heart of London during five inter-seasons, in addition to some summer hotel management work in France. His early experience includes working as a Teaching Assistant with adults and children with learning difficulties, and as Crew Chief at the Royal Albert Hall, helping with the technical side of shows. During his few years away from the mountains, he worked in media as a Television Media Manager at the BBC.

Pete met his now-wife Alice in the Alps back in 2006-07; they had always wanted to do a season again, and now they are on their sixth in a row with us! Pete is hard-working, dedicated and has excellent people skills - both as a leader and team member. He is endlessly positive, calm and is always smiling - as one of his referees said, we are ‘lucky to have him’.

“Your staff had the perfect combination of professionalism and friendliness that I have never seen before. They were the “perfect hosts” as it were, as if we were staying in a close friend's house with all the luxury of a five star hotel.”