John Noble – Keynote Speaker

Director at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) 2016-18

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Specialist Subjects

  • Cyber Security
  • Business Strategy
  • Managing cyber incidents



  • English


For the last five years John has led on providing assurance for cyber security as a Non- Executive Director at NHS Digital and, since 1 February 2023, at NHS England. John Noble holds several other advisory and non-executive director roles in the UK and Japan. For four years John was a senior cyber security advisor at McKinsey as well as being an advisor to Qatar’s World Cup Committee.

Formerly, John Noble was the Director of Incident Management at the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). He helped to establish the NCSC and led on nearly 800 major cyber incidents. These incidents included the WannaCry incident that impacted the NHS in May 2017.

John Noble has continued to be called upon to help organisations who have been impacted by cyber-attacks. During his 40 years of Government service, John specialised in operational delivery and strategic business change. For his work in creating effective security partnerships for the London Olympics, he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2012.

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