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David J. Simmonds

Group General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, CLP Holdings Ltd., China/Australia

As group general counsel, David Simmonds leads a team of lawyers who provide strategic advice and counsel to China Light and Power Co. (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, David is responsible for the corporate secretarial affairs of CLP Holdings and its subsidiaries, property development and management activities, insurance services, special projects of the chief executive officer, and a range of commercial and administrative matters. David was appointed director of group legal affairs of CLP Holdings in January 2009, then became the group general counsel and chief administrative officer in September 2013, and then company secretary in January 2016. He holds an LL.B. (Honors) and a B.Com. from the University of Melbourne. David is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.

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