With a background in periodical journalism, having worked at City Limits, iD Magazine and Time out in the late 80s as a writer, Kate Mahon ended up running the sister company to Metro Films, Tartan for two years. Her role took her to film festivals around the world negotiating distribution deals for arthouse titles.
For the last fourteen years she has been an advertising art buyer and after running the art buying departments at both Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis she returned to Saatchi & Saatchi to take up the role of art buying director.
Kate is responsible for commissioning and overseeing the photographic and illustration work for all of Saatchi’s clients. In addition to mentoring all the project managers, her role takes her to photographic fairs around the world with a remit to source new talent and spot photographic and illustrative trends.