Current BII treasurer Peter Thomas will stand in as interim chief executive until a replacement can be found.
BII chairman, Martin Grant said: “Neil has steered BII through an important period in its development and we wish him well in the future. BII’s role is more critical than ever so we will carry out a thorough and extensive search to make sure that we find the right person to lead our next phase. I’m grateful to Peter Thomas for agreeing to step in."
Robertson leaves to take up a role with apprenticeship providers, Babcock International as director of training. He will remain involved with the pub sector and BIIAB through Babcock’s pub apprenticeship scheme.