Robert Noel was educated at Marlborough College and Reading University. From 1992 to 2002, he was a Director of Nelson Bakewell Ltd, the property services group. He joined Great Portland Estates, in June 2002 as part of a new management team, and was appointed to the Board in August 2002.
He joined Land Securities in January 2010 and was appointed to the Board as Managing Director of its London business responsible for 10 million sq ft of commercial floor space in the capital. He was appointed Group Chief Executive in April 2012.
As well as LandAid, Robert is the Junior Vice President of the British Property Federation and is a Past Chairman of the Westminster Property Association, as well as formerly being a Director of The New West End Company, the central London business improvement district. In 2016 he became a trustee of the Natural History Museum.