The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has named Nicholas Noble as its Director of Communications. Noble will begin his role in September 2019 and will oversee areas including Football and Corporate Communications, Media Relations and Services, Public Relations and Editorial Content.
Noble will join CONCACAF following 12 years at the Premier League, where he has served as Head of News and Corporate Communications during a period of significant growth in the League’s global influence and following. He has led a range of external and corporate communications initiatives and his experience includes regularly providing strategic advice to leadership and senior management, devising and implementing communications strategies in areas ranging from football development to broadcasting rights, and acting as the League’s principle spokesperson with global media. He has extensive and high-level experience in issues management, brand and partner communications and corporate social responsibility.
“We are very excited to welcome Nicholas Noble as Director of Communications for CONCACAF. He brings a vast knowledge of the sport’s industry and expertise across all communications disciplines,” said CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani. “Nick has a strong, established reputation and his leadership will be essential in communicating our football first vision, while working closely with our Member Associations and key stakeholders within the football community.”
In his new role, Noble will focus on developing, implementing and managing the overall communications strategy of the Confederation. He will work strategically across the organization, supported by the Football and Corporate Communications team already in place, to raise awareness, understanding and visibility of CONCACAF and its mission. Noble will report directly to CONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio and will be based in Miami, Florida.
“It is an honor to have been appointed to this role and I am thrilled to be joining CONCACAF at such an exciting time for the Confederation,” said Noble. “I look forward to working with the talented team already in place, with all 41 Member Associations and with stakeholders across the region to communicate the excellent work being undertaken to develop football at all levels. Finally, I would like to place on record my thanks to all my colleagues at the Premier League over the past 12 years for their friendship and support.”
Noble has in 2018/19 been a member of the European Leagues Communications Expert Working Group, and was previously an appointed member of the Facilities Assessment Panel of the Football Foundation, the UK’s largest sports charity. He has also for several years provided strategic communications advice to Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, the body responsible for elite referees in English football.
Noble holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in sociology from the University of Liverpool.