Prior to joining Open Colleges, Mr. Cola held a number of senior management positions at Fairfax Media, including CEO of Fairfax Media’s Marketplaces division in which he had responsibility for a number of iconic digital assets, including Drive, Domain, RSVP and Stayz.

Prior to this, Mr. Cola was COO of the Fairfax Digital, which included the online sites of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He played a significant role in leading revenue and profit growth in that capacity. He has also consulted on digital strategy for a number of clients in Australia, South East Asia and Europe.

Mr. Cola has served on a number of boards including the Stayz Group, the Australian Multimedia Industry Association and the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Australia where he was a founding board member and Chairman.