Jon Kilburn, Director of IT
Jon Kilburn, Director of IT and Digital Communications.
Formerly a Bank Manager with the RBS, Jon Kilburn has worked for the PFA for over 11 years in his role as Director of IT and oversees the IT department, with Digital Communications Executive, Ben Simpson, and Digital Communications Assistant, Simon Green, working with him as key members of the IT team.
Jon spent 18 years with the RBS during which time he qualified as an Associate of the Institute of Bankers. During the mid 1990’s Jon decided that banking no longer offered the type of challenge he was looking for and left RBS in 1995 for pastures new. Between 1995 and 2000 Jon worked on a mainly self-employed, self-taught basis assisting small companies with their technology requirements.
In 2000 Jon took up his role as the first dedicated IT employee at the PFA. This role required him to drive the IT strategy at the PFA in key areas such as server platform, user computers, networking, database system, internet connectivity and backup systems. Over the last few years his role has grown to include responsibility for both landline and mobile telephony systems including BlackBerry, leased line connectivity, video conferencing and lately overseeing the creation of the new PFA website.
In 2005 Jon completed one of the UK’s first 100% online Masters Degrees, studying part-time after work mainly, leading to the award of Master of Science (MSc) With Distinction in IT from University of Liverpool in 2006.
Jon is also responsible for our membership of FAST (Federation Against Software Theft) where the aim is to ensure full software licensing compliance at the PFA, and our membership of the BSI (British Standards Institute), who’s services and guidance are called upon when the implementation of new systems is under consideration.
In addition Jon has been a key driver in implementing the use of video editing technologies and photography by PFA staff. He is also an active member of the PFA’s Business Continuity Team, established to minimise the PFA’s exposure to everyday business risks.