Noel is Chairman of NHS Digital (HSCIC), Chairman of Healthcare UK Advisory Board, a non-executive director of NHS England and Chair of its Specialised Commissioning Committee. He is a non-executive director of the Payments Systems Regulator and a member of the University of Warwick Council and of the Audit and Risk Committee. Noel is a member of the Development Board of Age UK, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UserVoice.org. He was formerly a member of the Department of Health’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Board and the Accelerated Access Review.
Previously an economist and a banker, Noel spent most of his career in consultancy until his retirement in 2012 including, for the last 16 years, with Accenture where he was global managing director of the Banking Industry Practice. He has extensive practical experience of driving fundamental innovations in transforming industries, and of big data, analytics, mobile and digital technologies.