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ADL Chief Executive Colin Robertson awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday honours

Published: 08 Jun 2019

Alexander Dennis Chief Executive Colin Robertson has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2019 for his services to exports and to the bus and coach manufacturing sector.

The honour recognises Colin Robertson’s leadership as Chief Executive of Alexander Dennis Limited, where he supports innovation to ensure buses and coaches contribute to sustainable transport with the market’s widest range of low and zero emission technologies.

He continues to champion skills and opportunities through the company’s expanded apprenticeship scheme as well as a growing graduate development programme and its Leadership Academy, which identifies and nurtures talent within the business.

A passionate advocate for entrepreneurial culture, Colin Robertson was appointed Chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland earlier this year.

Colin Robertson says: “I am deeply humbled by this honour. I could not have achieved any of this without the fantastic team I have the privilege of leading at Alexander Dennis. This reinforces my commitment to inspire others to be even more entrepreneurial and to support and nurture the fantastic talent we have here in Scotland, the UK and around the world.”


About NFI 

With over 8,900 team members operating from more than 50 facilities across ten countries, NFI is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), MCI® (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI buses and motor coaches incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell). It also supports infrastructure development through New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™, a service dedicated to providing safe and reliable charging and mobility solutions.  In total, NFI now supports over 105,000 buses and coaches currently in service around the world. For the fiscal year ended December 30, 2018, NFI posted revenues of US$2.5 billion. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at,,,,, and


About Alexander Dennis

Alexander Dennis Limited (“ADL”) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of double deck buses and is also the UK’s largest bus and coach manufacturer. ADL offers single and double deck vehicles under the brands of Alexander Dennis and Plaxton and has over 31,000 vehicles in service in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the United States. Further information is available at