Cathy Collier, OMD Canada

The break-neck pace of change in technology and media consumption has outpaced how marketers plan their communications.  As CEO of OMD Canada, Cathy Collier is at the helm of Canada’s largest and most successful media organization. OMD combines innovation, creativity, empathy, and evidence to make “Better decisions, faster” on behalf of their incredible roster of clients. Under Cathy’s leadership, OMD is transforming into a new type of communication agency.   OMD has developed the most sophisticated media data and technology platform in the Canadian market which is complemented by their people 1st planning process.  By putting a deep focus on reaching people and not just screens, OMD is putting out the most effective and powerful campaigns in its successful history.

Cathy is active in advancing the Canadian media industry. She is Board Chair of Numeris, Chairs the Canadian Young Media Lions competition and has judged many awards shows including twice Co-chairing the Media Innovation Awards and twice judged the Cannes Media Lions festival. Cathy also sits on the Canada Cannes board helping to inspire the Canadian media community to be recognized on a global stage.