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Sport England
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Sport England needed a new board member to help the Chairman and the Executives of Sport England to deliver their strategic aims.

Through Nurole they found Andy Long, Chief Executive of Pentland Brands, a privately owned UK-based business with a portfolio of sports and lifestyle brands including Speedo, Berghaus and Canterbury. In this role his business perspective encompasses sport globally - from occasional activity through to elite performance, and across all age groups.

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"Getting visibility of such roles across a broader group of people I'm sure helps achieve better outcomes for all parties involved."

Andy Long, Pentland Brands Ltd, Chief Executive Officer

Department for Culture, Media & Sport - 14 -18 Now
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14-18 NOW were looking to build a new Campaign Group including a Chair and Members who would lead the programme’s fundraising efforts.

Through Nurole they identified General Sir Richard Shirreff, KCB, CBE the former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO and Jean-Michel Steg, a Senior Advisor to Greenhill and previously at Blackstone and Goldman Sachs, who has been nominated in France to the “Ordre National du Mérite".

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"Networking is all – and Nurole allows both searcher and candidate to go one step further by refining and adding detail. The result: connections that add real value."

General Sir Richard Shirreff, KCB, CBE, Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO

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"The platform makes it easy and efficient for organisations and individuals to connect when they have much to offer each other and might never otherwise realise it. A great example of life-enhancing technology in a world where that’s so often not the case!"

Jean-Michel Steg, Senior Advisor, Blackstone & Greenhill

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"Nurole was instrumental in helping us reach people whose interests closely matched ours and has resulted in five senior individuals becoming advocators and connectors for 14-18 NOW. I feel they will be an invaluable resource, particularly in securing support from individuals and corporates and we simply would not have found them without Nurole."

Katie Cross, Head of Development, 14-18 NOW

Henry Royce Institute
Non-Executive Director
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The Henry Royce Institute is the UK’s home of advanced materials research and commercialisation. The £235m Institute will support world-leading research and foster innovation in advanced materials, bringing together leading scientists and industry experts. The Chair & CEO were seeking non executive directors who could bring combinations of strong industry knowledge, a passion for research, a record of successful innovation, and technology investment, to help The Royce deliver major impact through materials innovation.

Through Nurole and working with their headhunter they identified Zeina Bain (Partner at Carlyle), Jack Boyer (Mitie PLC NED) and Martin Green (Group Strategy Director Johnson Matthey PLC).

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"Nurole brought us candidates from outside of our normal networks and was a very effective and economic solution for building our board."

Andrew Hosty, CEO, Henry Royce Institute

Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB)
Non-Executive Board Member
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The Industrial Development Advisory Board is a group of independent experts whose key objective is to ensure that Government intervention or investment in industry is merited and delivers the best possible value for money. They were seeking individuals with successful business records to become non-executive board members.In less than a month Nurole surfaced Kay Ashton, partner at Silverfleet Capital and NED at Ipes (Guernsey) Ltd. Kay was looking for new opportunities where she could offer her business skills and insights. Her extensive experience with reviewing investment opportunities in a wide variety of industries and geographies, made her the ideal candidate.

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"After more than 25 years in private equity I moved into a part time role and decided to look for additional opportunities where I could use my skills and experience to make a strong contribution. I joined Nurole in September, saw the position in December and was offered the role in April. I was really impressed with the swift and straightforward application process and the range of roles that are offered on the platform."

Kay Ashton, Partner, Silverfleet Capital

Foreign & Commonwealth Office - Wilton Park
Non-Executive Director
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Wilton Park is an executive agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) which was established 1946 to help restore peace and democracy in Europe as part of an initiative inspired by Winston Churchill. A new Non-Executive Director was needed to sit on the Wilton Park Board which advises the FCO and Ministers on the management and finances of Wilton Park Executive Agency. Through Nurole, they identified Andrew Townend a partner at Marquis Media, a specialist media consultancy working with clients across the globe.

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"I am very happy to have been appointed to the board of Wilton Park. The Nurole process was very smooth and submitting an application was simple and fast. Nurole is a fantastic way to keep an eye on NED opportunities and apply for roles that you feel passionate about."

Andrew Townend, Partner, Marquis Media Partners LLP

Nurole in Government

Change the way your boards hire

In the wake of Covid-19 public institutions have never played or needed to play a more prominent role in society. Amid heightened public scrutiny, reduced funding and more complex operating environments, boards are more important than ever. And the pressure to have those boards represent the diversity of stakeholders they serve is greater than ever.

Nurole's proprietary open hiring platform allows government boards to access diverse 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 with over 1,000 board-level placements, Nurole is a disruptor which has rapidly become a market leader in non-executive government appointments.

Government organisations come to Nurole when they are looking for exceptional board members (Chairs, non-executive directors, trustees, advisory board members) who have a passion for their mission, add deep sector, situational or functional expertise and compliment the diversity of their existing board.

What we offer

Government board recruitment services

Platform service

Instead of relying on your personal network or a jobs board, we give you all the tools you need and a Nurole process expert to find world class board level talent to transform your organisation. Fixed pricing starts from £5,000 to list and £5,000 per appointment.

Advisory service

The alternative to the traditional headhunter process. We run the process for you, using the Nurole platform and our in-house sector experts to actively approach talent. Fixed pricing starting from £5,000 to list and £15,000 per appointment.


For government departments posting regularly we have annual subscription offerings which can significantly reduce the cost per appointment. Please schedule a call to find out more.

Exceptional value

How much does Nurole cost?

If you tell us more about your organisation and role, our sector expert will be in touch via email to provide a price quote.

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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