Dr Simon Lord was appointed the Chief Sustainability Officer of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDPB) in 2017. He was the Group Chief Sustainability Officer of Sime Darby Berhad (SDB), from 2015 until 2017. As the Group Chief Sustainability Officer, he is responsible for directing sustainability initiatives and implementing programmes to promote responsible and ethical production across Sime Darby Plantation. He was also responsible for the then SDB Group’s environmental, social and governance reporting. Until 2012, he was also the Vice President/Executive Board Member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Board.