Dr Simon Lord was appointed as the Chief Sustainability Officer of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDPB). 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. Prior to that, he was also the Vice President/Executive Board Member of the Roundtable on Sustainability Palm Oil Board until 2012.