The Works, part of Capgemini has promoted Julie Dormand to the newly created role of managing director. Dormand, who previously occupied the position of managing partner on a contract basis providing maternity cover for Kristie Thistlewaite, will stay on at the agency permanently.
Dormand (above left) will play a crucial role at The Works overseeing the agency’s key business planning initiatives, commercials, people & culture, growth and general management.
Says Dormand: “I’m beyond excited to be staying on at The Works! In fact since day one I knew this was a very special and unique place.
“The agency is an entirely people-first organisation and it has been amazing to see first-hand how the impact of the agency’s wellness initiatives for our people actually result in first-class work and results for our clients. The business continues to have many new ways to grow and being part of Capgemini helps enormously.”
Says Damian Pincus (above right), founder / creative partner, The Works: “Since Jules joined us back in November not only has she significantly deepened and grown relationships with new and current clients, she’s managed to do so whilst simultaneously being a mentor and an inspiration to our people helping them fulfill their true potential and career goals. And I believe this has been a big part of how we recently ranked 9th on WRK+ Best Places to Work list.
“From the first day I met Jules I knew we could learn a lot from her experience, her genuine love for the people and the work is inspirational to be around. Some decisions make themselves and offering Jules the role of managing director was certainly one of them and I (and the entire Works family) are pumped she’s decided to stick around.”
Dormand is The Works’ first-ever managing director and will assume the role with immediate effect.