Colin Robertson

Colin Robertson CBE

Vice Chair, Board of Directors, and Operations and Technology Committee (Chair)

Colin Robertson was appointed to the NFI board on October 1, 2020, after 30 years of operational and senior leadership experience in global manufacturing, including 13 years as the chief executive officer of Alexander Dennis Limited (“ADL”), which was purchased by NFI in May 2019. During his tenure, Mr. Robertson transformed ADL into a UK market leader as well as the global leader for double deck buses, through a relentless focus on customer experience and combining operational excellence, innovative products and best-in-class aftermarket support. Mr. Robertson also led ADL’s entry to zero-emission transportation and evolution to becoming a technology leader, driven by a focus on improving air quality around the globe. Mr. Robertson was awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2019 for his services to exports and to the bus and coach manufacturing sector. Also in recognition of his achievements, Mr. Robertson received Director of the Year from the UK-based Institute of Directors, as well as the EY award for Entrepreneurship and Outstanding Achievement. He was appointed Chair of Entrepreneurial Scotland in summer 2018. Mr. Robertson previously held executive leadership roles with Cummins, Case, and Terex Corporation. He has qualifications in Mechanical and Production Engineering, and studied at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois.