ADL’s Colin Robertson gets CBE

Colin Robertson, the Chief Executive of Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), has received the award of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE). He was given the award at an investiture ceremony performed by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, in Buckingham Palace.

Colin was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to exports and to the bus and coach manufacturing sector. The award recognises Colin’s leadership in changing a predominantly UK-focused manufacturer into the world’s largest double-deck bus builder.

He has focused on technology development and innovation, with ADL now offering the widest range of low and zero emission solutions, ensuring buses and coaches contribute to sustainable transport, improving air quality and minimising congestion. Colin continues to champion skills development through the company’s expanded apprenticeship scheme as well as a growing graduate programme and Emerging Leaders Academy, which identifies and nurtures talent within the business.

Colin said: “I am delighted and deeply humbled to receive this CBE. I couldn’t have achieved it without the fantastic team I have the privilege of leading at Alexander Dennis.” 

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