Chantelle Mowbray is our Senior Talent Manager at SaatchiNY. She’s also a self-described coffee addict, determined dreamer and relentless observer. She also harbors ambitions to be a fighter pilot if marrying various celebrities crushes proves impossible.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
A circus performer. Perched on Zimba the elephant, I rode around the circus ring in a Peter Pan outfit. Yes, I longed to be Mowgli and yes, this is a true story.
WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
A dream, an unhealthy infatuation with New York, sheer luck, and a little bit of a love story . . .
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
There’s a few -
IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Move everyone I love to Buenos Aires, eat gelato every day, marry Ryan Gosling and have 3 sets of twins
FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Cappadocia, Turkey. One of the most beautiful places in the world
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
The irreplaceable people in my life.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
Vegemite sandwich . . . the breakfast of champions! And Lamingtons. I’m a true, blue Aussie.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
Red Farm – the Pac Man dumplings are dee-licious!
WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
A 5 hour tasting menu at Mugaritz in Spain. The sea urchin wasn’t ideal but everything else was delicious.
WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
Hmm. You can’t judge me for this one. We Come From a Land Down Under by Men at Work.
IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Eating an insane amount of watermelon. I’m addicted.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Black and white photography. Oh, and I’m mildly obsessed with mid-century modern furniture . . . mildly.
WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
The Giants in the Super Bowl. I’d just touched down on American soil and, to everyone’s disgust, had absolutely no idea what it was.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
‘Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.’ – By my most cherished guru, Dr. Seuss!
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
My grandparents. They met on a dock in London – she was from Italy and he was a Brit. After one week of hopeless romance, he proposed and asked her to sail away to Australia. They spent their first year living in the back of a combi van without heat or running water. They managed to provide their children with an incredible education, and they are still crazy in love after 60 years of marriage.