David John Simmonds

Member of Group Executive Committee

David John Simmonds

Chief Strategy, Sustainability and Governance Officer

Aged 54

Titles, Qualifications and Education

  • Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute in UK
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), the University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Commerce, the University of Melbourne

Major Responsibilities Held with the Group

Mr Simmonds is responsible for CLP Group strategic planning and the strategy agenda as well as driving the Group’s sustainability agenda and ensuring that it is embedded into the business.

He is also responsible for managing the investments and ventures that help support CLP’s growth strategy, the Group’s investments in Taiwan Region and Thailand and the Group’s property development activities.

In addition, Mr Simmonds is the Group General Counsel of CLP Holdings, responsible for the provision of legal, corporate secretarial and insurance services across the Group.


Mr Simmonds is a Director of various subsidiary companies** and affiliated companies+ of the CLP Group.

Public Service

  • Business Environment Council Limited (Director)
  • The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (President)
  • Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau (Director)
  • Asia Society (Member)
  • Standing Committee on Company Law Reform (Member)
  • The Fred Hollows Foundation (Member of Hong Kong Advisory Committee)

Past Experience

Mr Simmonds joined the CLP Group in August 2007 as General Counsel and Company Secretary of EnergyAustralia (previously known as TRUenergy) and was appointed Director – Group Legal Affairs of CLP Holdings from 1 January 2009.  He became the Group General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer on 30 September 2013.  Mr Simmonds joined CLP from Telstra Corporation Ltd. in Australia, where he held a number of senior legal positions including General Counsel Technology, Innovation & Product and General Counsel Telstra Asia/Telstra Mergers and Acquisitions.

**Subsidiary companies:-   

  China Light (Mauritius) Ltd. 
  CLP GPEC (Mauritius) Holdings Ltd.   
  CLP Innovation Enterprises Ltd. 
  CLP Properties Ltd.
  EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd.


+Affiliated companies:-

  Apraava Energy Private Ltd. (formerly, CLP India Private Ltd.)

  CLP-OSEG Hydrogen Investments Ltd.

  CLP OSEG Energy Innovation Center Israel Ltd.


Latest update: 25 April 2024

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