Rachel Noble was appointed as the Deputy Secretary, Home Affairs Implementation Team in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in July 2017. Prior to this, she was Deputy Secretary Policy Group.
Rachel joined the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) in May 2013 as the National Director Intelligence and Chief Information Officer. Her previous role was as First Assistant Secretary Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication at the Department of Defence, where she was responsible for providing advice on Parliamentary, media, information management, records management policy, FOI and executive coordination issues.
Prior to rejoining Defence, Rachel was the National Security Chief Information Officer and Cyber Policy Coordinator in Prime Minister and Cabinet, responsible for improving information sharing among the national security community and coordinating whole of government policy on cyber. Rachel received a Public Service Medal for this work.
Rachel previously held several SES positions in the Department of Defence including Assistant Secretary Governance, responsible for the overall governance and assurance framework for Defence; 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 has also worked for the Bureau of Meteorology on international policies to address global climate change and started her career in private industry working for Optus.
Rachel has a Masters of Business Administration in Technology Management and a Bachelor of Science with Honours.