At UNSW VC Ian Jacobs no longer has Peter Noble as his chief of staff. According to the university, Mr Noble has resigned “for personal reasons” and is returning to the United Kingdom.
As VP, Mr Noble had a vast and powerful portfolio, covering planning and performance, human resources, legal, governance, risk management, and the University Program Office. This unit provides “strategic direction and operational guidance” to “support the objectives of the university.” As the VC’s chief of staff he also ran Professor Jacob’s office, oversaw strategy development and had charge of “advising on associated issues.” The university points to his “important role” in the UNSW restructure and his work on the new partnership with the universities of Newcastle and Wollongong.
Mr Noble joined UNSW from the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, where he worked with Professor Jacobs.