Our Founder

Our founder

Chalet Spa Verbier was founded by Andy Turner, a private investor, originally from England, but who has been based in Switzerland since 2010.

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 2007, Andy founded Chalet Spa Verbier, one of the most luxurious spa retreats in the Swiss Alps. In 2009, Andy left RBC to focus on a range of private investments and relocated to Switzerland. Since 2008, Chalet Spa Verbier has been recognized by clients and the international press as one of the most luxurious 5* mountain retreats in the world. Between 2009 and 2017, Andy curated a small exclusive collection of the most luxurious spa properties in the world, owned and managed by personal friends and at the start of 2018 he founded Chalet Spa Collection and Exclusive Spa Retreats to help private clients and personal contacts to gain greater access to this collection. Andy has a range of business interests and investments and more than 20 years direct experience of emerging markets. such as Russia, South Africa, Middle East, and China, in the context of corporate, HNW, and family office style services. Chalet Spa Verbier has been established to showcase our Verbier chalets and to complement the offering available through Chalet Spa, Chalet Spa Collection and Exclusive Spa Retreats.

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