Meet the Team

Founding Directors

Tim Welch

Tim Welch


Tim headed to Chamonix 14 years ago where he co-founded Ten80 Events. He has a keen passion for mountains sports and the occasional Mont Blanc ascent. Tim used to race Austin-Healy cars and won the European title in 1995.

Kirstine Newton


Kirstine grew up in Berkshire, but now lives in London and has spent the last 20 years working across WPP, Publicis, Omnicom and IPG media agencies. She is a freelance copywriter, business consultant and co-founder of a performance network.

Barney Wharton

Barney Wharton


Barney finished his law degree, then followed his heart and headed straight to the French Alps. Over the past two decades he has built up his events and hospitality business FTX Holidays and part-owns Chamonix's Le Vert Hotel, a luxury chalet and self-built mazot.

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