Ms Sue Noble
Ms Sue Noble has enjoyed a diverse and satisfying career over 34 years. She started her professional life as a public librarian, before moving into senior marketing, business development and general management roles in various membership organisations and peak bodies, including CPA Australia, the Law Institute of Victoria, Softball Australia and Volunteering Victoria. She also held international marketing and business development roles at law firm DLA Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) and RAECO. She is currently the Director, Member & Partner Engagement at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria).
During her career, she has worked closely with the three levels of government, professional associations and peak bodies, the not-for-profit sector, corporates, universities, sporting organisations and the community. Her work has reinforced her views about the importance, value and power of community.
Ms Noble currently serves on the Boards of the Victorian Institute of Sport and Softball Victoria, and is Chair of Central Queensland University’s Regional Engagement Committee. She is a past member of the Libraries Board of Victoria and the State Government’s Ministerial Advisory Council for Volunteers.
Ms Noble is a passionate traveller and is fortunate that her work has taken her to countries as diverse as Iran, Taiwan, the USA, Sweden, Singapore, Bahrain, China, the UK, New Zealand and Malaysia. For leisure, she has travelled to all seven continents, and many exotic and remote locations with her favourites being Antarctica, Mongolia, India (especially Ladakh and Rajasthan), Kyrgyzstan, Tibet, the silk-route cities of Uzbekistan, Oman, Botswana, Namibia, Bhutan, Morocco, Chile, the Galapagos Islands, Armenia, Georgia, Italy, Patagonia and, most recently, to the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Svalbard and Greenland. Her travel “to do” list includes Ethiopia and Djibouti; the Kamchatka Peninsula (in far-east Russia); northern Canada and the north-west passage; and return visits to many parts of Europe, Africa and South America.
Ms Noble has been an active volunteer for a number years including in sport, the community sector, as a Board member, and for the Australian Library and Information Association. She also volunteered in Malawi at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, where she was the adoptive mother of baby baboon Bilbo Baggins.