Diana Noble

Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair, Court of Directors


Term of appointment: 1 June 2018 - 31 May 2026

Diana Noble is the founder of Kirkos Partners, an advisor to leaders of Private Equity firms.

Diana was the CEO of CDC, the UK’s £5 billion development finance institution, from 2011 to 2017, a period of transformation, impact and growth. CDC invests to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia.

Diana’s background is in private equity, venture capital and international development. She was a partner at Schroder Ventures (now Permira) for 12 years and founded e-Ventures and  Reed Elsevier Ventures. She joined CDC after five years with the Clinton Foundation’s Health Access Initiative, where as EVP Operations she was responsible for 43 countries, five global teams and oversaw the scale-up of a global program to give children equal access to HIV/AIDS care and treatment to that available to adults. 

Diana has a first-class Law degree. She was awarded a CBE in June 2017. 



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