Noel has been one of Australia’s leaders in the disability rights movement for 30 years. Over this time he has served on numerous state and federal government boards and committees that have dealt with a range of topics such as access to the built environment, employment, health care and advocacy.

He is currently a member of the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal, president of Greystanes Disability Service and chair of Mountains Youth Services Team.

Noel has been a member of the breakthru People Solutions Board since 2000.