In February 2018, John Noble retired from being a Director at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC was launched in October 2016 to protect the UK’s critical services from cyber-attacks, manage cyber incidents and improve the underlying security of the UK internet.
John is now a non-executive director at NHS Digital where he chairs the Information Assurance and Cyber Security Committee. He is also a senior adviser to McKinsey.
John Noble is an experienced senior leader with a strong track record for operational delivery and strategic business change. During his 40 years of Government service he has built collaborative, diverse and high performing teams and has excelled at creating effective partnerships.
From 2012-16 he was posted to the British Embassy in Washington where he led on engagement across a range of issues including cyber and joint-technology development.
John Noble was selected to join the NCSC’s Board in July 2016. In his role as the Director of Incident Management, he has established and led the response to nearly 800 significant cyber incidents. This work has given him unrivalled experience in dealing with and understanding the causes of cyber incidents.
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