Our People

Mountain Leap's events teams span the UK and the Alps, ensuring local knowledge wherever we go. Represented below are Mountain Leap's core management personnel.

Adam Honey

Adam began his career in 1990 in a central London residential estate agency before moving to Merrill Lynch International Bank in 1997, where he was employed as a Private Banker serving high net worth individuals. During the crisis in the financial markets that followed ‘9-11’, Adam left Merrill Lynch and founded Mountain Leap LLP.

During the first 3 years of operation, the business was divided into two overlapping sectors - the successful operations of a number of quality chalets and the arranging of corporate events. The company has since changed its strategy, discontinuing its chalet operation in order to focus fully on its core competency of managing high quality Alpine events for professional clients. Adam’s tireless work rate and dedication over the formative years of Mountain Leap laid the foundation for what the company has become today.

Adam is a keen extreme skier and mountaineer and enjoys sharing his passion for all things alpine as widely as possible. His belief that, to provide first class corporate ski events, you have to have a great passion for the mountains and an equally firm understanding of business is reflected in the people who now make up the Mountain Leap team.

Laura Rees

Laura Rees

Laura began her career at GSD Navigation after graduating from college in 2003 in Sales, Marketing and Business development a specialist in value added satellite navigation systems and bespoke cartography. Her role included event and exhibition management. She organised and implemented all aspects of the company’s presence at national events, including stand design, graphics, logistics, stock management, liaison with event organizers and stand staffing. Laura co-ordinated the company’s presence at events including MPH04/05, The Caravan and Outdoor Show, The Outdoor Show and more at Earls Court, The NEC,  eXcel and many other venues across the UK. All were highly successful and profitable for GSD. Laura also successfully managed the introduction of GSD's Ecommerce website and the company’s first bespoke cartography product.

In 2005 Laura relocated to London and took up a position in sales and marketing for a world leader in Inflight Entertainment working as part of a small, yet powerful team to secure high value clients. Laura was responsible for the company’s response to RFI’s and RFP’s from airlines. She liaised with the AVOD, video, audio and software programming departments in order to compile and tailor proposals and pitch the company’s services to airlines including American Airlines, Continental Airlines, United Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar and Singapore Airlines to name a few.

Laura joined Mountain Leap based in the Chamonix office in 2008 to add weight to the Sales and Marketing team and in pursuit of a life less ordinary. Her experience in developing relationships with large business and in event management and her passion has developed and strengthened Mountain Leap's client relationships by delivering unforgettable Alpine experiences. 

Laura is fiercely British, but was educated in the USA, Japan and Singapore where she benefited from experiencing a variety of different cultures. Naturally this has increased her passion for travel and adventure and contributed to her decision to relocate to the French Alps. In her own time Laura enjoys horse riding, scuba diving, mountain biking, snowboarding and sailing.

Sarah Patton

Sarah joined the Mountain Leap team in 2010 after a career which included large scale medical conferences and event management at the Royal Geographical Society. Her conference know how and general specialism in organising highly complex events have brought a significant depth and weight to the the company operations.