Noel started his career within the humanitarian and philanthropic sectors, primarily based in London and later in Latin America. He holds a Masters Degree in Politics and Economics of Development (1992) and previous experience working in the Peacekeeping Department of The United Nations.
Noel was a Founder, Director and Chairman of Threshold Centre Ltd and Threshold Housing Association Ltd and is currently the Chair of the Haematology Education and Research Trust, (UCH) and also a boardmember of the Gael Choláiste, Carrigaline.
He is also strongly associated with a national and International well known registered charities, where he was a former Chairman of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and is a Board Director of World Vision Ireland. From 2000 to 2004, Noel was Managing Director of SSAP Ltd, which he owned and developed. His love for innovation and passion for business continued as Noel purchased PMI Software in 2009. Through his leadership the company has developed an industry leading position in the provision of software products in asset management, health and safety in addition to paperless systems.