Deborah Collier M.Sc. FRSA - President & Founder
Deborah Collier is senior strategic leader with 30-years experience working across digital, marketing and business. A "strategic brain"' and plural board member, with nearly 20-years senior executive and company Director experience in the USA and UK, she is also a media group CEO, and a Non-Executive Director on a government funded education organisation. Listed a Top 10 Global Thought-Leader in 'Legal & IP' for her expertise in Digital Governance and the business of intellectual property, she is also a Top 10 Thought-Leader for 'Business Strategy', Top 25 for 'Emerging Technology', and was listed in 2016, in a publication's Top 100 Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers in the World. Deborah is responsible for the strategic leadership, board structure and oversight of the group of international companies, including it's appointment of regional Vice-Presidents (who operate as Managing Directors).
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. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement or Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce, the Media Society and Mensa.
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 maintains a wide industry experience in her portfolio of board roles. 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.
Deborah's Blog - Half-Geek Half-Human