Deborah Collier FRSA

Meet Deborah Collier FRSA

Portman Collier Group’s CEO Deborah Collier is a senior international business and educational leader with 30-years multi-industry experience at both SMEs and large global organisations Her work building scaleable brands, strategic creative and commercial product development oversight experience, and expertise in governance, corporate, business and organisational strategy, digital, digital business, technology, content, audience engagement, commerce, and marketing.


Deborah Collier is an influential strategic & ‘Futurist Leader’ with 30-years’ experience working across digital, technology, marketing and business. A digital, media and technology entrepreneur, described as a ‘global economic force’ as founder and president of industry’s global awarding body Digital Skills Authority. She is also a media CEO, and former non-executive director.

With 20-years’ senior executive and company director experience in the US and UK, in her earlier career she trained and advised leaders of some of the world’s best-known brands and government organisations including PwC, Procter & Gamble, Oman Ministry of Information and Technology, South African Post Office, Seagate, Mars, SABIC, Three, Schneider Electric and EY. A Top 10 Global Thought Leader in Business Strategy, Legal & IP according to Thinkers360 and Top 50 in Leadership and Emerging Technology, she was also listed in Richtopia’s ‘Top 100 Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers in the World’ (2016).


With a combined 18-years executive production experience in music and other media, she has scripted and overseen production, marketing, monetization and licensing of over 45-hrs of audio, video, animation and interactive visual content, and led development, implementation and integration of platforms for broadcast, subscription and download. As well as current strategic oversight of two exceptional high-end TV series and one large scale film project, and director on boards of over £5-million, Deborah is President of industry awarding body and educational publisher ‘Digital Skills Authority’, a global organisation she founded and grew to a net value of $7-million. Her experience includes the creation of an online network, the development and delivery of the first ever ‘Content Strategy & Audience Engagement course’, and a content subscription platform of over 100,000 business leaders and professionals and a framework, format and branding for a high-end scalable magazine format TV Series.