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David John Simmonds, LLB and BCom, aged 43
Group General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer

As Group General Counsel, Mr. Simmonds is responsible for the provision of legal and insurance services across the CLP Group and leads a team of lawyers and insurance specialists who provide strategic advice and counsel to CLP Holdings and its subsidiaries. He has extensive infrastructure experience advising on strategic acquisitions and divestments, projects and construction, corporate structuring, regulatory issues and competition laws.

As Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Simmonds is responsible for the Group’s property development and management activities, special projects of the CEO, and a range of commercial and administrative matters of significance to the Group.

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. Prior to joining Telstra, Mr. Simmonds was a Senior Associate at a major Australian law firm.

Mr. Simmonds is a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau and The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association.

Mr. Simmonds holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.  

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

* Subsidiary companies:-
   CLP Business Management and Support Limited
   CLP Properties Limited
   CLP Property Investment Limited

Latest update : 27 February 2014