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Selected case studies

The Jockey Club Live
Non-Executive Chair
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The Jockey Club Live, an innovative and exciting event entertainment promoter combining live music and racing, is the UK’s 6th largest music promoter. They sought a Chair with music industry experience and a love of racing to help raise the profile of the The Jockey Club Live within the Live Music arena space.Through Nurole they identified Nicky Dunn OBE, formerly Commercial Director of the London Docklands Arena before becoming CEO of the Odyssey (now SSE) Arena in Belfast, a role she held for 10 years, before founding her own company IMD Group in 2011, providing strategic and operational advice to the leisure and entertainment industries.

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"This was my first Nurole experience – the application was quick, easy and has led to a great outcome!"

Nicky Dunn OBE, Managing Director, IMD Group

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"Our search for the unusual position of Chair for a JV embracing horse racing and music was proving difficult. If I had not experienced it first-hand I would never have believed an online platform was capable of delivering an extraordinary candidate with such efficiency and speed. As a consequence, Nurole will become our first call for all future searches and I would highly recommend Nurole to anyone seeking senior executives or board members."

Andrew Wilkinson, CEO & Founder, Music + Sport

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

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Datatec is an international information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services group operating in more than 60 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Datatec was looking to appoint a non-executive director who had an international background with significant and relevant technology experience in a large blue-chip organisation.Thanks to a recommendation, in just four days the Nurole platform identified Ekta Singh-Bushell, former COO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Read Ekta Singh-Bushell's interview here

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"I was recommended to join the Nurole platform by an existing member. I really enjoy the disruptive nature of the Nurole business model. It’s a very efficient and, more importantly, effective way to connect talent and organisations. As someone whose career has revolved around advising global companies on digital transformations, customer experience (CX) and direct-to-consumer (D2C), and data-driven insights, I am a real fan of how Nurole continue to bring their USP to life. I’m always impressed with the quality of roles and I certainly would not have heard of this opportunity through my traditional channels."

Ekta Singh-Bushell, Former COO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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"We were very impressed with the whole Nurole process - not only with the high quality of candidates but also the global reach. The Nurole team provided great support throughout the search and we’re delighted with the result. We would certainly recommend Nurole to other organisations."

Simon Morris, Group Corporate Director, Datatec

Chair & Trustees
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Wildscreen, which convenes the best photographers, filmmakers and creative professionals with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world, required new Trustees. They wanted to find candidates with a background in fundraising and/or technology who were passionate about wildlife conservation.In six days Nurole identified Peter Phippen (Director, BBC Worldwide) as chair and in three weeks, Nurole identified Sean Cornwell (CDO of Travelex) and Andrew Doe (founder of leading online wedding site and Senior Advisor at Alvarez & Marsal) as Trustees.

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"I found Nurole super easy to use. As I build my NED portfolio, I will no doubt be using the platform frequently."

Andrew Doe, Senior Advisor, Alvarez & Marsal

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"I'm a big fan of the service, it's simple and easy to use and I recommend it to lots of people!"

Sean Cornwell, Former Chief Digital Officer, Travelex

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"Through Nurole I was appointed Chair of Wildscreen and we have since used them again to hire our new Trustees. I think they’re one of the most impressive organisations in their field and my experience of them, both as a candidate and from the client side, has been wholly positive."

Peter Phippen, Former Director, BBC Worldwide

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"It was through Nurole that we found Wildscreen’s new Chair. We were so impressed with the quality of Nurole’s platform that we have since used it again to find our most recent Trustees. It has been amazing to find so many high quality candidates who are as passionate about wildlife conservation as we are."

Lucie Muir, Director, Wildscreen

The British Board of Film Classification
Advisory Panel on Children's Viewing - Independent Panel Members
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The Advisory Panel on Children's Viewing was set up by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) in 1999 to provide advice on issues relating to classifying content for children. The role of the Panel is to advise the BBFC on issues concerning the interests and welfare of children and young people that are relevant to the BBFC’s regulatory duties. BBFC were seeking new independent members to join their Panel and contribute their expertise.Through Nurole they appointed three candidates:
– Catherine Doran has spent her career providing and developing services, policy and regulation to enhance and protect the lives of children and young people, and is currently Non-Executive Director at Cafcass and at the charity Over the Wall, part of the Serious Fun Network.
– Dr Helen Molden is a Senior Paediatric Psychologist at Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, with over 20 years’ experience working with children and young people, including periods at BBC Children in Need and Childline.
– Catherine McAllister has worked in children’s media since 2005. As the Head of Editorial Standards at BBC Children’s, Catherine is an expert in policy and practice related to digital and broadcast content for children and young people.

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"I registered and applied for this role on the back of a recommendation, which helped me hear about this role. I have always been passionate about screen & film for young people, so this is a fantastic opportunity for me to assist the BBFC in its work."

Dr Helen Molden, Senior Paediatric Psychologist, Child & Family Service, Hampshire Hospitals Trust

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"The Nurole process is extremely straightforward and clear. Thanks to Nurole, I found a perfect match between my professional experience and the needs of the BBFC. Having spent my career developing services, policy and regulation to enhance and protect the lives of children across the UK, I’m excited to contribute my expertise to the Advisory Panel on Children’s Viewing."

Catherine Doran, Non-Executive Director, Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service)

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"The Nurole platform was easy to make use of, be it when applying for the role or when receiving regular updates about the ongoing search process. I felt well-supported by Nurole throughout, and would recommend the platform to anyone looking to take on a board position."

Catherine McAllister, Head of Editorial Standards, BBC Children’s

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"It was a pleasure working with Nurole throughout the process, and I was very impressed with the candidates they were able to match us with. The calibre was high across the board and I've no doubt that the successful candidates will add real value to the BBFC's Advisory Panel on Children's Viewing."

David Austin, Chief Executive, British Board of Film Classification

Media & Telecoms boards

Change the way you hire

The Media & Telecommunications industries are changing rapidly. As digital innovation progresses relentlessly, traditional content and communications players are battling with disruptive innovators and new entrants who have recognised the strategic power of content and distribution networks.

Nurole's proprietary open hiring platform allows boards in Media & Telecoms 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, 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 appointments.

Organisations in Media & Telecoms come to Nurole when they are looking for exceptional board members with deep functional, sector or geographic expertise who can compliment the diversity of their existing team.

Nurole's team of experts are looking forward to hearing from you and explaining how Nurole can help you find and appoint the very best talent for your Media or Telecoms board.

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.

Our services

Media & Telcom board recruitment

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).

Whatever your organisation

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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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