The Big Interview: Sonia Deasy, founder of Pestle & Mortar

The businesswoman’s premium skincare company aims to match the elegance of its product with high design standards across the business

Sonia Deasy of Pestle & Mortar: ‘Our products are very simple and subtle.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

CV: Sonia Deasy

Role: chief executive and co-founder, Pestle & Mortar

Lives: Athgarvan, Co Kildare

Age: 45

Family: “Husband Padraic and five children Sophia, Matthew, Lucy, Ross and Naomi. My parents, Santosh and Rajinder Pall Sood, live just down the road from us.”

My working day: “I’m in the office for 9am, or just after the school run. My days are fairly well structured but very varied. I could be doing anything from media interviews ...