Deborah Collier

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Deborah M. Collier M.Sc.  FRSA

President and Chief Information & Marketing Officer - Digital Skills Authority

Deborah is the founder of The Certificate in Online Business certification programs 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, alongside leading a consulting and publishing group as Chief Executive & Marketing Officer. Deborah who is President at the Digital Skills Authority, 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". 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. is an Executive Producer (TV & Film), and is a member of MENSA (a society which "aims to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity").

Deborah was also nominated and awarded as '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.      

She also serves on organisational boards of directors including the board of a leading government-regulated government-funded apprenticeships organisation (as    a Non-Executive Director).   Deborah is passionate about entrepreneurship, education and employment opportunities for all, as well as well as helping to enable the global digital economy.
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