Noble moves from Morgan Stanley, where he was a senior managing director and one of six members of the firm's retail operating committee, responsible for the global retail investor group. Earlier he was CEO of Security First Network Bank, a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada.
He will be based in New York and report to Bram Bluestein, executive vice-president and head of global industry practices for AT Kearney.
Hunt-Scanlon, the US recruitment newswire, said AT Kearney's US revenues fell 30-35% in 2001 compared to 2000, led by the downturn in the financial services and technology sectors. It added that AT Kearney laid off 15-20% of its staff in 2001.