Rachel Noble PSM
Prior to her appointment as Director-General ASD, Ms Noble led the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Prior to this she was the Deputy Secretary Executive Group in the Department of Home Affairs. In 2014, Ms Noble was promoted to Deputy Secretary Policy Group in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). This promotion followed the merger of DIBP with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS), which Ms Noble joined in 2013 as the National Director Intelligence and Chief Information Officer. She has also served throughout her career in the Department of Defence.
Ms Noble’s SES appointments in Defence include First Assistant Secretary Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication; Assistant Secretary Governance; Assistant Secretary Americas, North and South Asia, Europe in the International Policy Division; and Deputy Chief of Facility at the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap. Rachel also held the position of National Security Chief Information Officer and Cyber Policy Coordinator in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, receiving a Public Service Medal for this work.