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Noel now devotes his time to non-executive director and advisory roles, focused on the not-for-profit sector, following a successful executive career and achievements the areas of corporate governance, responsibility and sustainability.

Noel retired from Westpac Banking Corporation in September 2008 after 23 years in senior executive leadership roles including its stakeholder, marketing and corporate communication functions and managing the north Asian businesses.

Noel was elected to the Chair of the Global Governing Board of the Caux Round Table in January 2010 and in 2013 his contributions were recognised by being elected Chair Emeritas.  Noel also currently sits on several boards and is Chair of the A&NZ Sustain Advisory Board, a Board member of Philanthropy Australia, and a Board member of the Bestest charity.  He is also an ambassador for Al Gore’s Climate Project global initiative and advises a range of organisations on sustainability and climate change.

Noel’s sustainability and corporate governance achievements were recognised when he was included in the Ethical Corporation’s 2007 Best of the Best as one of the top 15 ethical leaders globally.

Noel gained his Ph.D. and MSc from the University of Michigan, having earlier received a BEc from the Australian National University and a BSc (1st  Class Hons) from the University of New England.  He also completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program, AMP (110), in 1992.