Our People

The Noble Events team is a highly experienced group of event professionals, drawing on extensive global industry knowledge from a variety of sectors.

Our structure allows us to have a dedicated core team, who take responsibility for client accounts and the events delivered within them. However we fully understand that adaptability is key to events and can flex quickly to meet requests for significant changes to existing events or to briefs for ad hoc events.

Our event teams work closely with the core functions of Finance, IT and Data Management and Operations, to ensure processes and procedures are consistent and seamless.

Penny Noble

Managing Director

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With a background of over 37 years in the hotel and event industries, Penny’s experience has a strong automotive bias, having worked for more than 25 marques in multiple guises from media and customer launches to conferences, incentives and global retailer training.  

Events within the luxury sector are a passion for Penny, who understands the nuances of looking after UHNWIs and VIPsincluding royalty and heads of state. 

Penny founded Noble Events in 2008, and expanded into Dubai, where she has a second office, in 2015. As Managing Director, she splits her time between both offices. 

She spent three years as an Eventia judge and has sat on advisory boards for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Leading Hotels of the World. 

Her strong work ethic is evident throughout the DNA of the company; indeed, a key marker for her business is that of there is no “that will do.” 

Penny loves a glass of crisp, chilled Provençale Rosé, and has a penchant for Asian-Fusion cuisine. Her favourite part of the world, unsurprisingly, is Asia! 

Sarah Cox

Deputy Managing Director

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With a solid background in event delivery, Sarah now focuses on the day to day management of the business, specialising in HR and team managementemployee engagement, health and safety, data regulation and contracts, for both the UK and Dubai offices. She believes that a happy team is a productive team, and works hard to ensure the wellbeing of her colleagues. At the same time, her role is to ensure maximum quality and efficiency alongside impeccable customer service, in keeping with the key values of the business. 

Throughout her career, Sarah has worked across a range of industry sectors, including mobile telecoms, life sciences, financial services, theatre and government, and for clients including SWIFT, Visa, Mattel, AstraZenecathe OECD and the European Commission.  

A keen cook and wine lover, Sarah enjoys many cuisines but is never happier than with a glass of something cold and bubbly and a large platter of seafood, preferably in the sunshine of the Italian coast. Her most memorable travels were to Sri Lanka and she dreams of taking her family there one day. 

Richard Glover

Finance Director

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Having initially worked in practice, where he gained his formal accountancy training and qualifications, Richard has held a number of senior roles, predominantly in service industries, during which time he amassed extensive agency experience. 

His role as Finance Director spans both the UK and Dubai offices, ensuring accurate and efficient financial management of all events and liaising with clients and their procurement and purchasing teams. 

Richard enjoys a nice cold fruit cider to accompany his steak and chips with all the trimmings. Currently his favourite place in the world is Italy, a destination he is looking forward to exploring further. 

 

Jess Airey

Senior Event Manager

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Jess has over 10 years’ experience working in events predominantly for automotive and oil and gas clients across Europe and the Middle East. Having been based in Dubai for over six years, she has worked with many clients including Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar Land Rover, Majid AL Futtaim, Godolphin and Shell.

Jess loves running drive events, taking the opportunity to push the drivers and the cars to the limits of what they can do and the satisfaction that comes from seeing guests stepping out of vehicles with their preconceptions completely transformed.

Jess loves to travel, with Italy and Vietnam the top of her list – however, anywhere with good food and beaches is always a winner for her!

Natasha Abourrousse

Event Manager

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Natasha started her event management career in France, where she gained experience working within the tech industry, assigned to specific accounts including Microsoft, HP Inc. and HP Enterprise.

Having moved back to Dubai, where she had grown up, she focused on the automotive sector and delivered various events for McLaren, Porsche, Rolls Royce, MINI and other clients. Natasha particularly enjoys delivering product launches and drive events, as these events allow customers to truly discover and experience the products and services offered.

Natasha’s organisational, project management and communication skills allow her to deliver projects whilst building strong relationships with both clients and suppliers. In addition to project planning and management, Natasha enjoys production management and loves being on site.

Alessandra Danesi

Event Manager

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Alessandra has 9 years’ experience in project management across a diverse range of sectors, from aerospace and defence to luxury hospitality and automotive, both in Europe and the Middle East. She loves a challenge and the excitement that comes from the build-up of an event, whether that is a trade show, showcase or launch party. She has delivered events for clients including Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari and Jaguar Land Rover.

Alessandra has an eye for details and all things pretty and beautiful. Being Italian, her favourite cuisine is of course that of her home country, but she also enjoys trying new cuisines.

She would love to go back to South Africa and take her family this time, for a proper Safari adventure!

Erin Donaldson

Operations Manager

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Erin has vast experience of the automotive, IT, telecoms and FMCG sectors, working for clients such as Honda, Dell, McAfee, Three UK and PepsiCo. She prides herself on her organisational skills and is particularly adept at budget management. In her current role she provides a valuable support function for the onsite team, ensuring that the office runs like clockwork.

If allowed, Erin would say her favourite drink is a cup of tea but, failing that, then a nice cold crisp glass of white would be her drink of choice. Her favourite cuisine has to be the coconut influence in Thai food.

And as for her favourite place to travel, she loves everything about South Africa; the people, the scenery, the food and the safari.