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Nurole in Healthcare

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Healthcare equipment
Healthcare services
Not for profit

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Unexpectedly perfect matches

Healthcare track record

Selected case studies

Non-Executive Director
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Doctorlink is a private investor-backed start-up that provides doctors' surgeries with clinically approved digital triage, supported by decision support algorithms. They required an independent director to support the CEO and executive team on the creation and execution of the product and technology strategy.In thirteen days, Nurole's platform identified Mariano Albera and Sathya Smith.

Mariano is one of five Chief Technology Officers at Expedia, who brings 10-years' experience as a B2C digital CTO in the travel industry. Mariano started his career as a developer and architect, and later led technology teams of up to 250 people at organisations ranging from small commerce companies like Opodo, to big brands such as Thomas Cook and global technology players like Expedia.

Sathya's background is in telecommunications and network engineering. She joined Google in 2003 where she held technical leadership roles on various products, including Google Maps, Android, Payments, Content and Commerce related products and YouTube culminating in a role as Head of Partner Solutions. During her nearly 12 years at Google, she learned first-hand how to successfully scale companies, products and users. Sathya was also CTO of onefinestay, where she helped reshape the technology and product team and supported the company through a successful acquisition by Accor Hotels.

Read Sathya Smith's interview here

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"The Nurole notification for this board position came in just in time, as I was looking to grow my career by becoming a Non-Executive Director. The online application was really straight forward and the process managed well by the Nurole team."

Mariano Albera, Chief Technology Officer, Expedia Affiliate Network

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"We were impressed with the high quality of candidates generated through the Nurole platform. In addition to finding a strong shortlist for the Non-Executive role we also identified further profiles that could take on executive roles as the business grows. The Nurole team was also very supportive throughout the process. "

Andrew Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Doctorlink

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"I was looking for a board role and had a great experience after being recommended by a friend."

Sathya Smith, Former Head of Partner Solutions, Google

Destiny Pharma plc
Non-Executive Director
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Destiny Pharma plc is an AIM-listed clinical-stage, biotechnology company focused on the development of medicines that represent a new approach to the treatment of infectious disease. They were looking for a Non-Executive Director with expertise in product licensing, acquisitions and anti-infectives alongside an extensive network and career history in Big Pharma.Through Nurole they appointed Debra Barker, a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with more than 25 years’ experience from Novartis, Roche, SmithKline Beecham and Knoll and served until recently as the Chief Medical and Development Officer at Polyphor Ltd. Dr Barker has a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine and received an MSc in Immunology from the King's College in London and a Medical Degree from the Queens’ College, Cambridge, UK.

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"I signed up and applied on the back of a recommendation and the process was incredibly smooth. The specific skills requested allowed me to evidence exactly what Destiny Pharma wanted and will actually help me in other applications and CV tailoring moving forward! The Nurole system meant the process was clear with no time wasted."

Debra Barker, Former Chief Medical and Development Officer, Polyphor Ltd

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"We were very impressed with the diversity and quality of the candidates and the platform’s ability to cast the net wider. Through Nurole’s search process, out of the 29 candidates short-listed, we knew only a couple, despite an extensive network in the sector. We particularly liked how Nurole helped us pin point exactly which skills we needed, which meant the preparation of the role spec was very smooth and effective."

Nick Rogers, Chair, Destiny Pharma plc

The UCL Technology Fund
Senior Advisor / Chairman
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The UCL Technology Fund is spinning out a new company based on demonstrated, world-class science from a leading institute at University College London, along with backing from some of the leading VC funds in Europe. They were seeking a Senior Advisor/Chairman for the new company who had domain expertise in clinical ophthalmology and/or oncology and experience in taking drugs through clinical trials. There is flexibility for the right person to take on an executive role as well.Through Nurole they appointed Gillies O’Bryan-Tear, who was Chief Medical Officer for five years at the Norwegian drug maker Algeta until 2014. Since then he has been advising two VC-backed biotech companies in North America, including gene therapy company Audentes, which recently listed on Nasdaq, the U.S. secondary market. He has been on the board of several small pharmaceuticals and worked as an independent consultant for companies in the UK, U.S. and on the Continent.

Read Gillies O’Bryan-Tear's interview where he discusses why investors should bet on British biotech

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"I wasn’t really looking for a new role. Nurole was mentioned to me by a friend. To me, as an industry veteran, who went from big pharma to small pharma and then independent, it was a good way of connecting with that sort of start-up. These small companies would never use a traditional headhunter and I’m not with a headhunter anyway. It fills a good gap. It all clicked for me. Plus, the fact that this banking friend of mine, who is a very senior guy, was using it to find non-executive roles – that validated it for me."

Gillies O'Bryan-Tear, Former CMO, Algeta

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"I was impressed with the quality and diversity of candidates produced by Nurole. The candidate led process generates candidates outside of the traditional network. The Nurole software and support team made the process run smoothly - we’re very pleased with the outcome."

Simon Goldman, Investment Director, The UCL Technology Fund
+View details is a charity that delivers patient-led e-health solutions for a global community of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The charity was looking for Trustees who could guide its progress and ensure it reaches all those who need support through their diagnosis journey.In ten days Nurole identified Zera Ong. Zera recently graduated in law from Oxford and is already a Founder of Zelta Technologies, a digital healthcare start-up, which explores neurodegenerative diseases. She is also a legal associate at Evox Therapeutics and was a Trustee at Westbourne Park Family Centre.

Read Zera Ong's interview here.

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"I was referred to Nurole. Upon registration, I selected the filters that alerted me to roles in education and healthcare and the trustee role at came up. What stood out to me about this role was that had just celebrated its tenth anniversary and that they’d been on an exponential growth trajectory. At present, is focusing on expanding their online membership network and forging digital collaborations with the NHS and pharma companies, both of which are areas that I have an interest in and to which I may be able to contribute. The process of applying via Nurole was very smooth overall."

Zera Ong, Former Trustee , Westbourne Park Family Centre

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"This is the second time we’ve used Nurole to source trustees and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. The process was quick, efficient and easy, and we are delighted to have found two fantastic candidates to join our board."

George Pepper, Co-founder & CEO,

Cello Health Plc
Non-Executive Director - Chair of Remuneration Committee
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Cello Health, a growing and profitable c.£200m healthcare advisory company, with offices in the UK, US & Asia, sought to refresh its Board by appointing an independent Non-Executive Director to chair the Remuneration Committee. The successful candidate needed to bring substantial PLC Board experience, be a current or former Remuneration Committee Chair or member and have significant business or functional leadership experience on an international scale.Leading headhunter Independent Search Partners led the process for Cello Health. In four days, through Nurole they surfaced Michele Luzi, the Director and Partner at Bain & Co, Founding Investor for LEON, member of the World Economic Forum and former Director of LSE-listed tech pharma firm Midatech, where he is currently a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Read Michele Luzi's interview here

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"I found it [Nurole] a really efficient tool - both for the individual looking for roles - you have access to opportunities that you normally wouldn’t know of - and for the company, which has access to a pool of resources that they probably hadn’t considered previously. Members have really varied CVs, it’s a great tool to widen diversity and recruitment options."

Michele Luzi, Director & Partner, Bain & Co

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"The big difference between Nurole and other sites I have tried for candidate sourcing is the quality and relevance of the candidates. The way the platform is structured helps address key concerns up front which makes the process incredibly efficient. It’s also fantastically quick – you get connected with great candidates within days. A huge asset for anyone hiring at board level."

Guy Beresford, Founder , Independent Search Partnership

Impact Healthcare REIT
Audit Chair
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Impact Healthcare REIT Plc are a real estate investment trust that are dedicated to investing in the future of healthcare within the UK. Through Nurole, they sought to appoint an Audit Chair. The successful profile needed to have an accountancy qualification, along with previous experience as an audit partner or CFO at REITs or listed property companies, and bring diversity to the board.Within four weeks, Nurole identified Amanda Aldridge, a Non-Executive Director at Headlam Group Plc, who has been an audit and advisory partner at KPMG for twenty years.

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"Nurole’s platform provided us with an impressive and diverse range of Audit Chair candidates. We were delighted by the service."

Rupert Barclay, Chair, Impact Healthcare REIT Plc

Open hiring

Change the way your board hires

The Healthcare industry is changing rapidly. Global pandemics, ageing populations, pricing pressures and digital innovation are blurring the boundaries that once separated pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies as well as healthcare systems and insurers. Fresh thinking at the board level is required to help healthcare organisations successfully navigate this challenging landscape.

Nurole's proprietary open hiring platform allows Healthcare organisations to access board-level 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, Governors, Trustees and Committee members) with over 1,000 board-level placements, Nurole is a disruptor which has rapidly become the market leader in non-executive Healthcare board appointments.

Organisations in Healthcare come to Nurole when they are looking for exceptional board members with a passion for their mission who can add deep sector or functional expertise and enhance the diversity of their existing team.

What we offer

Healthcare board recruitment services

Advisory service

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

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 starting from £5,000 on listing and £5,000 per appointment.

Charity service

As part of our social impact, we make it easy for charity boards to find the best Chairs and Trustees on the planet for a small administrative fee. Learn more.

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).

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.

Board insight

Nurole non executive director compensation report

Nurole's 2021/22 independent director compensation report includes annual and day rate compensation levels by organisation size and type, how many days a year on average most independent directors work for their organisations, the average number of board positions they hold, which organisations are more likely to compensate with a mix of stock and cash and which most often require directors to take an equity stake.


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