Chathu De Silva is our Administration Team Leader; the backbone of our business. You might not get to meet Chathu when you come to the office so we thought we’d ask her some questions to reveal the REAL Chathu – we learned some new things too!

  1. If I could have any job, I’d be – A film director.  The room for creativity in filmmaking always fascinated me. Guiding technical crew and actors to bring a script to life has captivated me since I was a kid.
  2. Best career advice I’ve received – Not to sweat the small things to focus on the bigger picture.
  3. The three qualities that got me where I am today – Hard work, persistence and logical thinking
  4. The kind of work I’d do for free – Personal shopper or stylist
  5. Change I’d like to see in the world – For every child in the world to receive a good quality education
  6. Who I admire and why – Princess Diana- I admire her grace and beauty and her fearlessness to do what she truly believed in.
  7. Last thing I binged watched – Game of Thrones like the rest of the world
  8. Book that left an impression on me – The Road from Elephant Pass – A novel by Nihal De Silva [Book written during the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka]. Being a hopeless romantic myself this book is about a love story of two people who belong to completely different races and liberation organisations – it is definitely memorable
  9. Movie that left an impression on me – Being a parent myself definitely – Will Smith’s “The Pursuit of Happiness”
  10. On my bucket list – Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  11. Cocktail of choice – Espresso Martini
  12. My perfect day would begin – A morning cuddle from my daughter and a warm cup of coffee
  13. My perfect day would end with – A good book, chocolate and a glass of red wine
  14. What every person should try once in their lifetime – Live in another country
  15. One thing I’m exceptionally good at – Talking
  16. One thing I’m exceptionally bad at – Being patient
  17. Advice I’d give to my younger self – Buy more size 8 shoes
  18. Three words to describe McPhail & Partners – Professional, Caring & Forward thinking

Thanks, Chathu and thanks for all your hard work!