POWER PART TIME 50: Creative sparks

A shorter working week helps these top execs keep their creative energies topped up. If you're like them we want to hear from you.

by Andrew Saunders
Last Updated: 12 Sep 2016

Are you a power part-timer? Do you know one? Enter the fifth annual Power Part Time 50 here

The entries for the sixth Power part Time 50 close on Friday, so there's still time to get your nomniations in. We want to hear about your inspiring part-time bosses, colleagues, friends, partners - anyone who manages to hold down a high octane job on a less than full-time working week.

As motivation, here are three more examples from last year's list, top creative types for whom a short working week is no bar to full-on performance.


Works: 4 days a week

Carver leads Sky’s responsible business strategy across the European Group and also leads the delivery of Sky UK’s initiatives aimed at inspiring consumer action to drive positive societal impact. This includes Sky Academy, which will unlock the potential of one million young people in the UK and Ireland by 2020, through building practical skills and experience. Carver’s achievements include helping launch Sky’s partnership with British Cycling to encourage 1.7 million more people to cycle; building innovative partnerships between arts organisations and the Sky Arts channels across the UK; and developing the Sky Rainforest Rescue partnership with WWF to help save one billion trees in the Amazon. She has worked part time since 2012 to spend more time with her two sons and devote more time as a trustee to Cockpit Arts.


Works: 4 days a week

Torode is part of the executive leadership team at well-known ad agency TBWA\London. She heads up the 15-strong planning department, which she has helped to rebuild since joining in January 2015, and provides strategic leadership on all new business pitches. Torode is also responsible for the launch of ‘Disruption Live’, a new fast track creative process, and has helped to develop a new vision and strategic ambition across the agency. She works closely with the global CSO based in LA and is increasingly involved in global initiatives. Named ‘Planner of the Year’ and ‘one of the top 10 digital talents in the UK’ by MT’s sister title Campaign magazine, she was hired into the TBWA\London team on a part time arrangement, which enables her to spend Fridays with her young sons.


Works: 4 days a week

Mark launched and manages Dixons Carphone’s ground-breaking corporate social media strategy, targeting media, stakeholders and employees via three Twitter and other social media feeds as part of the £10bn company’s wider communications plan. His work has won numerous awards, with CEO Sebastian James comfortably the most ‘followed’ CEO on the FTSE 100. James was also named #1 in Retail Week’s ‘Power 100’ and is one of the media’s ‘go-to’ people for industry comment. Previously, Mark was head of media relations and company spokesperson for Dixons Carphone, including throughout the financial crisis. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008; his current role was established to enable him to manage the chronic illness whilst still fully supporting business goals.

Are you a power part-timer? Do you know one? Enter the fifth annual Power Part Time 50 here


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