He will succeed Mr Martyn Roper, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service Appointment. Mr Noble will take up his appointment during June 2014.
Mr Noble joined the FCO in 1982. He was most recently Deputy Head of Mission in Berlin and has also served in South Africa, Greece and Romania.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Algeria, Mr Noble has said:
I am delighted to have been appointed as British Ambassador to Algeria.
Bilateral relations between Algeria and the UK are in excellent shape and have grown significantly in recent years, furthered by the visit by UK Prime Minister David Cameron in January 2013.
I greatly look forward to taking our relations to a new level across the range of our interests on security, defence, trade, prosperity, English language and Higher Education. Algeria is a key regional player and the UK wishes to deepen its relations further with an important partner.
Andrew James Noble LVO
Helen Natalie Pugh Noble
Aug 2010 – Aug 2013
Berlin, Deputy Head of Mission, Consul General & Counsellor (Political)
Jul 2009 – Aug 2010
Berlin, Counsellor (Political)
Apr 2007 – Mar 2009
FCO, Director, Security & Estates
May 2005 – Apr 2007
FCO, Director, Security
Aug 2001 – May 2005
Athens, Deputy Head of Mission & Consul General
Jul 1998 – Mar 2001
FCO, Deputy Head, Security Policy Department
Jun 1994 – Jul 1998
Cape Town/Pretoria, Head of Political Section
Sep 1991 – Mar 1994
FCO, Desk Officer, later Deputy Head, Security Coordination Department
Nov 1989 – Sep 1991
FCO, Desk Officer, European Community Department (External)
May 1987 – Nov 1989
Bonn, Second Secretary (Political)
Oct 1986 – May 1987
Secondment to German Foreign Ministry
Dec 1983 – Oct 1986
Bucharest, Third, later Second Secretary (Political)