Expanding Horizons – A Global Growth Journey

Speaker: Colin Robertson, Chief Executive, Alexander Dennis Ltd  
Chair: Chris van der Kuyl, Chairman, 4J Studios
Member Level: Leading 
Time: 18:45 – 22:00 
Date: Thursday 9th May 2019 
Event type: Focus Dinner 
Price: £95 + VAT 
Location: Radisson Collection Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD 

In 2019 Colin Robertson, Chair of Entrepreneurial Scotland, celebrates his 12 year anniversary as Chief Executive of Alexander Dennis Limited.  During this focus dinner, he will discuss the challenges of transforming a traditional UK bus business on the brink of bankruptcy in 2007 into a global leader with annual revenues consistently in excess of £600m.  He will provide insight into how to adapt business models during different phases of the business cycle, why customer is king, and how innovation and people can play a pivotal role in the success of a company.

  • When

    9th May 2019
  • Where

    Radisson Collection Hotel
    1 George IV Bridge
    EH1 1AD
    United Kingdom



Colin Robertson

Chief Executive, Alexander Dennis Ltd

Since joining Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) in April 2007, Colin has led the company’s transition from a predominantly UK-focused business to an international player in the bus and coach sector.   

Expanding Horizons – A Global Growth Journey