A former professional footballer, Noel has gone on to become Chief Executive of football associations across the UK & Ireland. Noel spent almost a decade at UEFA as Head of Strategy, leading the development of European Football across 55 markets. During that time, he took up the post of Interim CEO at the Football Association of Ireland. He became Chief Executive of the Football Association of Wales in August 2021 and leads on the implementation of ‘Our Wales’ – a strategy to drive Welsh football forward to 2026. Noel has a Masters in European Sports Governance with Sciences Po, Paris – and is an international Board Director through IMD Switzerland.