Deborah Collier M.Sc. FRSA - President & Chief Marketing / Information Officer
Futurist, Digital Philosopher, Strategic and Educational Leader, Deborah is the founder of the Digital Skills Authority, and is the creator of The Certificate in Online Business series of certification programs, the first of which she developed in 2008 - 2010.
During 2008 - 2015 Deborah established the reputation of the COB Certified (Certificate in Online Business) brands, by delivering consultative classroom certification courses with her team of trainers, alongside leading a consulting and publishing group as Chief Executive & Marketing Officer. Deborah has over 20-years experience in e-commerce, digital business and marketing, including providing consulting, strategic planning, training and advice, at and for organisations such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, John Lewis, Three, South African Post Office, Procter & Gamble, House of Fraser, Delta Airlines, Oman Government and more.
An E-Commerce pioneer (2001), she is also listed in Richtopia's 'Top 100 Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers in the World'', and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (an award the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce grants to individuals it judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development).
Frequently described by her peers as a strategic 'Thought-Leader', she has written numerous articles, and is regularly consulted by the press. Deborah has an M.Sc. in Business Information Systems and is a member of MENSA (a society which "aims to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity").
As well as offering her strategic advice and contributing to governance oversight as Non-Executive Director on the board of a leading UK government funded apprenticeships organisation, she is also an Executive Producer (TV / Film).