Colin Robertson, the Chief Executive of Alexander Dennis, this week received the award of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) at an investiture ceremony performed by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in Buckingham Palace.
Colin was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List earlier this year for services to exports and to the bus and coach manufacturing sector. This award recognises Colin’s leadership as Chief Executive of Alexander Dennis Limited where he has driven the transformation of a predominantly UK-focused bus and coach manufacturer into the world’s largest double deck bus manufacturer.
He has spearheaded technology development and innovation, with Alexander Dennis 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.
A passionate advocate for entrepreneurism and talent development at all levels, Colin was appointed Chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland in September 2018.
Colin says: “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.”