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Selected case studies

Interactive Investor
Digital Non-Executive Director
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Interactive Investor ("II") is the second largest UK-based online retail investment platform with £20bn AUA (assets under administration), and has the ambition to become the leading direct investment platform in the UK. After a majority investment by J.C. Flowers in late 2016, to drive the growth over the next 3-4 years, they were seeking to appoint a new Non-Executive Director with strong B2C digital pure-play marketing credentials.In one month Nurole identified John Veichmanis, Chief Marketing Officer at Farfetch and former Vice President of Global Search Marketing & Consumer Acquisition at Expedia.

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"I’m excited to start working with JC Flowers and rest of the Interactive Investor Board. The Nurole experience has been excellent. Candidate-led search makes so much sense and is a refreshing change."

John Veichmanis, CMO, Farfetch

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"The quality of applications we received from B2C digital pure-play CMOs across a range of industry leaders and disruptors through Nurole were phenomenal. I can’t think how else we would have been able to access this talent pool so quickly. And because Nurole’s approach is candidate-led, there is no need to sell the role. Candidates have already decided that your opportunity is the one they want, which was fantastic for us as the client."

Hugo van Vredenburch, Chairman, Interactive Investor

Witan Investment Trust
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Witan Investment Trust has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1924. With assets under management of over £2bn, the trust's objective is to provide long-term growth in income and capital through active multi-manager investment in global equities. They sought to appoint a Chair Successor who would take over from the current Chair at their AGM in May 2020In less than two months Nurole identified Andrew Ross, the former Global Head of Schroders Plc and CEO of Cazenove Ltd. He was looking for a role that would sit comfortably alongside his part time role as Vice Chairman at Schroders Plc. Andrew's extensive experience managing investment companies and his interest in fund managers and markets, made him the ideal candidate for the role.

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"Nurole makes the whole process of finding a new board role extremely efficient. Writing the application was initially somewhat daunting but in retrospect it meant I had the time to think deeply about what I could bring to the board and whether this was the right role for me."

Andrew Ross, Vice Chairman- Wealth Management (part time), Schroders Plc

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"The Nurole team ran an extremely smooth process, starting with help drafting the role specification to presentation of the longlist and final appointment of the successful candidate. What was particularly refreshing was that every name on both the longlist and shortlist were individuals who were keen to do the job."

Tony Watson, Senior Independent Director, Witan Investment Trust

Gulf International Bank UK Ltd
Non-Executive Director
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Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd, a London-based international asset management firm with offices in New York, has US$15 billion in assets managed through five main product lines; equity, fixed income, emerging markets, structured credit and trade finance. They sought to appoint a new Non-Executive Director who had a background in growing a business in banking and/or asset management as well as having experience in risk.Within a month Nurole identified Gary Withers, former CEO and current NED of Whitehelm Capital Pty Ltd, he was also the former CEO of Credit Suisse Asset Management Ltd and Norwich Union Life Ltd for a number of years.

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"My first step was to approach headhunters. I was - and am, as I intend to take on other trustee and investment advisory roles in addition to NEDS - talking to a small number of headhunters. One of them recommended Nurole, which I found very easy to use, whilst its written questions are an efficient way of establishing the relevant experience for the role."

Gary Withers, Former CEO and NED, Whitehelm Capital Pty Ltd

Liontrust Asset Management Plc
Audit & Risk Chair
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Liontrust Asset Management Plc is a specialist fund management company that was launched in 1995 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1999. Their vision is to be one of the leading fund management companies in the UK and internationally. They sought to appoint an Audit & Risk Chair who did not need to be ACA qualified but who needed to bring relevant financial expertise (e.g. CFO / treasury, audit Partner, fund manager) and PLC board experience.Through Nurole they appointed Mandy Donald, an experienced NED, Audit Committee Chair of Punter Southall Group - a diversified financial services group with annual revenue of £100m - and the former Trustee and Audit Committee Chair at the Institute of Cancer Research. Mandy is a chartered accountant by training and spent 18 years with Ernst and Young before steering her focus towards the growth of new companies, serving on the boards of a diverse range of start-up businesses.

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"I found the Nurole platform very refreshing, as I never had to chase anyone for an update. The quality of feedback and level of communication from the Nurole team throughout the process was superb. Additionally, I am generally very impressed by the diverse range of high calibre roles posted on the platform, it shows that Nurole is committed to providing board-level roles that are relevant to people with a range of backgrounds and interests."

Mandy Donald, Trustee and Audit Committee Chair at the Institute , Cancer Research

FirstPort Insurance
Non-Executive Director
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FirstPort (backed by Chamonix Private Equity and previously called Kingsborough Insurance) is an FCA authorised and regulated independent insurance broker providing buildings and other insurance to the clients and customers of Peverel and other parties. They sought a Non-Executive Director to provide direction and governance to FirstPort, ensuring the success of the business as a stand-alone company within the Peverel Group.

Through Nurole they identified David Neave, a Non-Executive Director at Liverpool Victoria.

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"I was one of the first appointments made through the Nurole platform. It was an incredibly smooth process which is testimony to the sophistication of the software and the process."

David Neave, NED, Liverpool Victoria

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"I was very impressed not only with the strong shortlist Nurole generated for this particularly niche role, but also the slick process. It was all very intuitive and easy to use."

Andrew Hartley, Chair, Chamonix Private Equity

P2P Board: Non-Executive Director
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Zopa, launched in 2005, is a venture-backed peer-to-peer (P2P) money lending service that allows lenders and borrowers to deal directly with one another. They sought a Non-Executive Director for their newly established P2P Board, chaired by Christine Farnish. They wanted someone who brought a C-level background within UK financial services with experience managing risk. The successful candidate also needed a natural interest in tech-enabled businesses.In just over three weeks, the Nurole platform identified Doris Honold, Group Chief Operating Officer at Standard Chartered.

Read Doris Honold's interview here

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"Nurole is a dream come true. A professional and efficient platform to help you find board roles. I found my first board role with Nurole and I enjoyed the entire process. It was transparent, I was kept informed about every step, people were pro-active and responsive to my queries. I highly recommend the experience."

Doris Honold, Group Chief Operating Officer, Standard Chartered

Open hiring

Change the way your board hires

Financial institutions have faced unprecedented challenges post the banking crisis. Increasing regulatory pressures, digitisation and low interest rates require forward-thinking boards to successfully navigate unprecedented challenges and seize new opportunities. The old search models are broken because they are rife with bias, produce safe and predictable names while being unreasonably expensive.

Nurole's proprietary open hiring platform allows Financial institutions to access talent that was previously unreachable using a research-backed structured assessment process designed to improve hiring outcomes at an affordable cost.

As a specialist in board-level hiring (Chairs, Independent Directors and Committee members) with over 1,000 board-level placements, Nurole is a disruptor which has rapidly become the market leader in Chair and non-executive appointments for Financial institutions.

Organisations in Finance come to Nurole when they are looking for exceptional board members who have a passion for their business, can add deep functional expertise and compliment the diversity of their existing team.

Nurole's team of Finance experts, led by former headhunters Susie Cummings, Tamara Dupree and Michael Goulbourne, are looking forward to hearing from you and explaining how Nurole can help you find and appoint the very best talent to your Finance board.

Open hiring

How it works



We work closely with your team to understand your organisation and the skillset you're looking for, and create the perfect candidate brief.



We bring you the best candidates by matching your role with relevant members, crowdsourcing recommendations and approaching talent inside and outside of the Nurole network.



We present the strongest candidates through our easy-to-use portal and we'll help you choose the shortlist to interview.



We support you with scheduling interviews, managing rejections and finalising your hire(s).

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