Jon Cole

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Jon is the Chief Planning and Data Officer (CPDO) for the college, responsible for college planning, the Business Development Framework, college data strategy and the digital transformation agenda. Jon is also the college’s designated Data Protection Officer.

Jon joined Morley in 2011 as MIS Manager, progressing to Head of Management Information Services, Chief Digital and Information Officer and since August 2022 as CPDO.

Jon has over 25 years’ experience working in FE and HE institutions and accreditations in PRINCE2 project management and Lean 6 Sigma process improvement methodology.

Jon’s interests outside of work include rowing, running and cycling. In addition to connecting via LinkedIn (, you can also find him on Strava at