Deborah Collier M.Sc. FRSA - President & Founder
Digital Skills Authority's President & founder has 18-years company Director experience to CEO level, and is also on the board of directors of a leading UK government-funded education management organisation, where she advises on strategy & policy-making, supports good governance and provides scrutiny and constructive challenge on executive decision-making. As part of her portfolio, maintaining a wide industry experience, she is a media Group CEO / Executive Producer TV / Film, working on a small selection of high-end productions, and is an invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
A "visionary" futurist leader known internationally for strategy, digital business, innovation and skills education, she developed and implemented a three-pillared Global Strategy, Model & Solution for Sustainability - Economic, Social & Environment.
Deborah's early career started in the 90's at the UK Ministry of Defence, as one of the first women in IT. Further to nearly 12-years at blue-chip organisations such as JPMorgan, Fujitsu ICL, Fidelity Investments and Quantum Corporation, her combined analytic and creative acumen, led her toward Web, Commerce and Marketing , also running her own agency. This resulted in a consultative management role at PriceWaterhouseCoopers 2002-2004. Further to leaving PwC, she embarked on developing brands, leading the development, creation, sale and procurement of digital services and physical products (subscriptions, luxury and technology) over the Internet, using cutting-edge technologies such as early mobile commerce. She later developed an educational framework and strategic planning methodologies used by organisations around the globe. As a strategic leader and creator, she has found her vocation working across media (TV / Film / Publishing) and education. During her career to 2016, she led a consultancy and training team, and has trained and advised leaders from international government ministries and organisations, and well-known blue-chip companies around the globe on e-government, business strategy, digital business, e-commerce and marketing. She has also been a columnist for a number of publications, and appeared on Channel 4 news regarding policy, regulation of the tech giants and handling of fake news and user-generated content.