Andrew Robb started his business career with a 15-year stint with a subsidiary of Cable and Wireless. In 1983 he moved to Motorola UK as director of cellular telephone sales. This was in the run-up to the opening of the UK’s first cellphone services in January 1985. In 1987 he became MD of National Band Three Ltd (NB3), a GEC Marconi/ Vodafone joint-venture. This company designed, built and operated the UK’s first national trunked mobile radio network serving logistics, distribution and service customers. In 1995, NB3 was bought by an USA/Israeli enterprise, Geotek Corporation Inc. of New Jersey, at which juncture he became that corporation’s International Vice President responsible for constructing, operating and marketing its digital mobile telecommunications networks (all joint ventures with local partners) in Germany and South Korea.
In 1998, Andrew was appointed CEO of TouchStar Technologies, a Manchester-based manufacturer of mobile computing hardware and software products aimed principally at airlines, passenger train operators, fuel distribution and service companies. Touchstar was a subsidiary of the Williams Corporation of Tulsa, USA until 2001 at which point Andrew headed the UK management buy-out of TouchStar from its US owners. He left TouchStar in April 2002.
Andrew Robb joined E-Rail in 2003 and has worked with the company since that time.
Married with 2 grownup daughters, he holds a BA (Hons) from the Open University and an MSc from Edinburgh University.