Deborah Collier

"... enterprising and an original thinker", Professor Rosenberg, University of London

"... a friendly approachable style that lended itself well to the culture we have here at Three" Jacqueline Harper - Director of Online, Hutchison 3G

" a class of her own", Deborah Grant Leading Medical Herbalist

"...a rare breed of 'half geek, half human', she can interpret technology for those of us who are not interested in technology BUT are interested in what it can do for us", Penny Power OBE

"she has the uncanny knack of being able to anticipate problems before they happen and devise innovative solutions" Noel McCarthy, then Manager PwC Online, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

" expert in e-business because of her professional background, and wide experience" Muhanna Baqer, Director of E-Payments (now Director General Strategy) - ITA Government of Oman

"Digital Diva", " intelligent and bright articulator who makes the complex simple" Steve Hyde, Chairman at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), CEO 360 Executive Search

About Deborah

Listed 82nd in Richtopia's 'Top 100 Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers in the World'

Deborah Collier is an influencer with a highly-influential following in business, government, media and government. She has 18-years business experience. An innovator, strategist and digital champion, she is best known for her 20-years+ e-business, marketing and e-commerce experience. In particular, she developed and established the reputation of the industry-recognised Certificate in Online Business (COB) certifications which she founded in 2008.

During her career, she has helped both SME's and large international organisations such as John Lewis, Seagate, Three, Kenwood, The Omani Government, South African Post Office, Skype, Delta Airlines and more:-

  • Advising and training e-commerce, digital and business leaders
  • Delivering strategic planning for e-business, e-commerce and digital advertising
  • Advising on strategy,planning and management of digital business, marketing and digital transformation
  • Consulting, planning and implementing e-commerce
  • Delivering multi-channel marketing and strategy
  • Setting up, managing and training e-commerce, digital, marketing teams
  • Leading development projects to fruition
  • Branding SME Businesses

Current Employment

Deborah works across a portfolio of part-time roles, maintaining a wide industry and strategic experience. She is looking to add 2-3 more Non-Executive Director positions, as well as Executive Producer (Film / TV) roles.

  • President & Chief Marketing / Information Officer at The Certificate in Online BusinessResponsible for overall business, digital and marketing strategy, media productization and monetization, marketing leadership, and strategic partnerships, at this Global Digital Skills Certification Authority : Part-Time

  • Co-Founder & Interim Commercial Director for Luxury Silk Fashion Label Jesse Sloane : Project Part-time

  • Non-Executive Director at £5-milion UK government backed community interest company providing apprenticeship - London Learning Consortium: 2-Days Per Month

  • Executive Producer, Strategic & Audience Engagement Advisor - Portman Collier : Commissioned days per film or client.

  • Director of Strategy and Innovation - Bringing together brilliant minds to work on special commissioned projects as, at the Institute for Business Advancement.: Commissioned days per client project.

Hands-on Experience

Deborah's hands-on experience spans a number of years including a career at large organisations such as Fujitisu, JP Morgan and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. It includes extensive multi-channel marketing, startups experience, hand-building a course bookings web site attracting leading brand names around the globe, building a mailing list from zero to 200,000, developing a music portal and record label attracting 102,000 visitors in month 4 (with no ad spend), and leading the devepment and marketing of an online members site with 100,000+ subscribers.

In the Press

A published author, with 31K+ Twitter followers, her insights have also appeared in 'Internet Retailing', 'MarketingWeek' and the national and international press. She has also written articles for publications such as 'Start Your Business' and 'The Telegraph' and presented at events such the 'Online Marketing Show'.


Deborah enjoys writing, music, science and future tech, art and design, architecture, fashion, backgammon, languages, travel, scuba diving, hiking and good food. She is also a member of MENSA (a society which "aims to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity").

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A Sample of Deborah's Boxsets and Books

E-Business Strategy, Planning & Management, included with the COB Certified E-Business Manager Course

E-Commerce - Planning, Implementing and Managing a Profiletable Store

Email marketing e-book by Deborah Collier: Email Marketing - Getting it Right
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