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PRESS RELEASE: Timewise appoints its new permanent CEO: Claire Campbell

Claire Campbell is promoted to CEO of social enterprise Timewise

Monday 30 October, 2023: Timewise are delighted to announce that Claire Campbell FCIPD, one of our two job-sharing Consultancy Directors, has been appointed CEO of Timewise.

As the Timewise CEO, Claire will lead our strategy, and engage employers, funders and sector bodies in discussions around our important work. An experienced specialist in organisational design, she has run many large consultancy projects and innovation programmes for Timewise, for organisations ranging from the NHS and energy providers, to transport organisations and local and national governments. 

Claire is a former civil service HR Director, where she led on resourcing and talent in DWP and DECC, following an earlier career in HR consulting. She has a Masters in Occupational Psychology and is a Fellow of the CIPD.

Using job design to create fairer, healthier and more flexible workplaces is her driving passion – and she lives what she believes, working four days per week in both her previous and current roles.

She will work alongside Interim CEO Abi Levitt in a handover period, as she transitions from her client-facing work to taking over the day-to-day running of the business.

Amy Butterworth, Claire’s current job share partner will expand her role lead the Consultancy team solo, with responsibility for delivery of the work programme and our team of flexible working experts. Between them, Amy and Claire have 12 years experience of working at Timewise.”

Emma Stewart MBE, one of Timewise’s founders, says: “Karen and I are thrilled to pass the baton to Claire. Having worked alongside her closely for a number of years, we know that the desire to build fairer flexible futures is hard-wired into Claire’s DNA. Claire leads on innovation within Timewise and has pioneered the programmes that have built our reputation for excellence. It is absolutely right for Claire to lead the team and take Timewise into a new phase.”

And Claire says: “Amy and I, and the whole Timewise team are united by the passion to make work better. Timewise is my second family, and it is an honour to step up and lead the organisation. And what a time to do it – with heated debates taking place over the UK’s hybrid future, new legislation giving workers greater voice, and a focus on wellbeing and ESG bringing job design up the agenda.

“Timewise has always been willing to tackle the challenges around job design, worker autonomy and fairer work practices, particularly in sectors where flexible working can be hard to offer. And we are really well-known for our pioneering pilots and world-leading innovation around working patterns, in hard-to flex frontline sectors like construction, nursing and retail.

“Looking ahead, this is where I want to build even further; to play a major part in helping employers in all sectors achieve the vision of fairer flexible futures for all.  I’ll also make sure we continue to share our knowledge, experience and learnings, and create a community of forward-thinking HR Managers, DEI leads and Operational Leaders through our Gamechangers network. “Work with Timewise, and you work with the best. And only will you be partnering with some of the most experienced people in the flexible working sphere, you’ll also be supporting a social business which is committed to reinvesting our profits into our work.”


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