18 June 2020
Alexander Dennis has announced that Paul Davies will take over as its President and Managing Director at the end of September.
Davies, who joined the company in 1997 and most recently served as its Regional Managing Director in Hong Kong, will succeed long-serving Chief Executive, Colin Robertson, who will join the board of parent company NFI Group Inc.
As part of NFI’s acquisition of ADL in May 2019, Robertson agreed to remain in his current role until May 2020, which has now been extended to 30 September 2020. This extension will allow for a period of transition to provide a seamless handover s and ensure business continuity when Davies returns to his native Scotland in July 2020.
Upon being appointed to the NFI Board in September in the new role as Vice Chair, Robertson will assist Board Chair, the Honourable Brian Tobin O.C. P.C., and Paul Soubry, the President and Chief Executive Officer of NFI, in supporting NFI’s international growth.
During his 13 years as Chief Executive of ADL, Robertson saw ADL’s annual turnover increase nearly fourfold to £631 million.
Robertson stated, “Leading ADL has been exciting and extremely rewarding. I am fiercely proud of what has been achieved through the hard work of the entire team and the collaborative partnerships we’ve developed with our suppliers and customers. I know the company will be in fantastic hands. Paul has been a key member of the executive team and with his thorough understanding of our business and the wider industry, I have every confidence that he will bring further success to ADL.”
Davies commented, “I’ve been very fortunate to have worked for Colin for the past 13 years and I am deeply honoured to have been selected to take on the challenge of continuing the amazing journey that we’ve experienced under his leadership. I look forward to continue working with the NFI and ADL teams and our partners to provide world-class transport solutions.”