Simon Roberts


Mr. Roberts is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the GraceKennedy Group. Prior to becoming CIO, he held several leadership roles within GraceKennedy. These include being General Manager of Dairy Industries (Jamaica) Ltd (DIJL), an associated company of GraceKennedy Ltd., the CEO of Hardware & Lumber Ltd, as well as being General Manager of other GraceKennedy subsidiaries.

He has also contributed to new product and process development, compensation design, major construction projects and community development projects since joining GraceKennedy in 1997.Mr. Roberts has over 15 years experience within the steel industry in general management, engineering, metallurgy, customer service, quality assurance, process improvement, product development and IT deployment. His appointments as Director include: GraceKennedy Properties Ltd., Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation and the Grace Cooperative Credit Union.

He is a Vice President of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) , Chairman of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) [2007-2012 and current], and was Chairman of the National Quality Infrastructure Project from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Roberts’ academic achievements include a Bachelor of Applied Science Engineering (Metallurgical and Materials Science majors) from the University of Toronto and a Master of Applied Science (Management Sciences) from the University of Waterloo.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.