Dr. Simon Lord

Dr. Simon Lord
Chief Sustainability Officer
Dr Simon Lord, 61, a British Citizen, was appointed as the Chief Sustainability Officer of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDPB) on 21 November 2017 following the demerger of Sime Darby Group and the listing of SDPB.

He began his career in 1985 as a Management Trainee at Unilever PLC - Unilever Plantations Ltd, and rose through the ranks as Business Development Manager in 1996. He then joined New Britain Palm Oil Limited as Head of Technical Services from 1996 to 2004 and Head of Research from 2004 to 2007, and later moved to New Britain Plantation Services Pte. Ltd, Singapore as Group Director for Sustainability from 2007 to 2015.

He was also the Vice President/Executive Board Member of the Roundtable on Sustainability Palm Oil Board until 2012.

He was the Group Chief Sustainability Officer of Sime Darby Berhad (SDB), from 2015 until 2017. As the Group Chief Sustainability Officer, he was responsible for directing sustainability initiatives and implementing programmes to promote responsible and ethical production across the then SDB Group (including SDPB Group). He was also responsible for the then SDB Group’s environmental, social and governance reporting.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biology from Lanchester (Coventry) Polytechnic, United Kingdom in 1980. He later obtained his PhD in Environmental Effects of Pesticides from the University of Bath, United Kingdom in 1986.
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