Our UK team
This is where your holiday starts. Talk to us, the Méribel specialists, about all aspects of your holiday.
We are a small team based in Cirencester in the Cotswolds. We all have a passion for France, skiing and good food, love Méribel, and will help you get the most from your holiday. We look forward to talking to you soon.
Colin Mathews, Chairman & Founder
Last year with a glad heart I bought a substantial stake in the company, which I founded over 30 years ago. It has been a huge pleasure to be back “where I belong” and we have had a busy and enjoyable year refining the core Meriski product.
I am delighted to be working with such an enthusiastic team at the office in Cirencester and naturally spending a large part of the winter back in Méribel again (not that I ever really left!). Meriski has always held a special place in my life, as has Méribel (where I lived with my family from 2004-2009). There will be some exciting new services added both on and off the piste!
Huw Davies, Managing Director
Based in the UK, I oversee all aspects of the company both here at our UK head office in Cirencester and in Méribel.
I am very proud of the teams that we have working for us and sleep easy at night knowing that all of our guests are so well looked after, both when booking their holidays, and when staying with us out in resort.
I live in the centre of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, with my wife Anne-Marie and cocker spaniel, Ned. When not tied to my desk in the office, I can be found out cycling around the beautiful Cotswold countryside with my local club, “The Rolling Reptiles” and whilst on summer holidays, testing myself on the hills of Provence such as Mont Ventoux. Sampling the fantastic food and wine on offer from this part of the world, is also a passion and I’m always keeping an eye out for the next great wine or food idea that I can introduce to our guests at Meriski !
Catherine Whittaker, Sales Manager
I have been working for Meriski now for 15 years where I manage sales and recruit all of the staff for the season. There is never a dull moment in the office, from liaising with guests, staff, ski schools and booking transfers.
Tilly, my Cairn Terrier enjoys accompanying me to the office every day, being a lady of leisure as she relaxes all day! I am so passionate about Meriski and the Three Valleys – it really is a world class resort.
In my spare time, I am a keen tennis player and I also enjoy family trips to Southampton where we go boating from The Hamble in the summer.
Vicki Roberts, Office Manager
Having studied Hotel and Catering Management at university I worked in the hotel industry for twelve years before moving to Meriski in 2005.
My love of skiing and hospitality meant it was the ideal job for me. As Office Manager I focus on accounts and IT but I am also involved in sales, admin and recruitment and I even make the coffee!
When I am not at work or busy with my family (husband, two teenage boys and black Labrador), I can be found running the local Brownies; or keeping fit playing netball, running, cycling and swimming.
Olivia Palmer - Jeffery, Ski Travel Consultant
After graduating university in 2014 and taking a year out to do a ski season in Courchevel 1850 and spend 3 months in Texas, I have now been at Meriski for over a year!
At Meriski, I primarily focus on sales, but also assist with our marketing, website content and advertising!
I am a keen sportswoman, playing in a netball league every weekend, going to spin & circuit classes at the gym and after recently completeing the Cardiff Half Marathon, enjoy a run or two! Up until a few years ago, I have owned and competed my own horses from a young age.