Path-breaking online recruiting platform Nurole has made its first FTSE appointment. It helped The Merchants Trust select Sybella Stanley, director at publisher Reed Elsevier, and well-known political journalist Mary Ann Sieghart, as non-executive directors to its board. That makes the board 40 per cent female – well above the norm for corporate Britain. Nurole was set up this year by headhunter Susie Cummings and is shaking up the way that company boards select directors...

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