Director profiles


①  Nomination Committee  ②  Remuneration Committee   ③  Audit Committee


Executive Directors

Daemmon Reeve board bw Daemmon Reeve


Chief Executive Officer, appointed 14 August 2012 (appointed to Board 18 May 2012)

Daemmon Reeve has extensive industry experience and knowledge, having been employed at R C Treatt & Co Limited, the Group's UK operating subsidiary, from 1991 to 2010. During this time he gained widespread experience in Technical, Operational, Sales and Purchasing disciplines. Daemmon was appointed CEO of Treatt USA in July 2010 and Group CEO in August 2012.

Richard Hope board bw Richard Hope

Group Finance Director, appointed 12 May 2003

Richard Hope was appointed Group Finance Director and Company Secretary in May 2003. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and was Head of Finance at Hampshire Cosmetics Limited from 1996 until 2003.



Non-executive Directors

Tim Jones board bw Tim Jones  

① Chair ②  ③

Chairman, appointed 27 February 2012

Tim Jones is Non-Executive Chairman of Treatt, having joined the Board in February 2012, and CEO at Allia Group – an organisation that issues bonds for charities on London Stock Exchange, runs the Cabinet Office Social Incubator East project and provides workspace through its Future Business Centres. Tim is a Non-Executive Director of Retail Charity Bonds Plc and Entrepreneur in Residence at Cambridge Judge Business School. He has worked on various boards and initiatives across the US, Middle East and Europe and has particular experience in the financial services sector and the water bottling and distribution sector.

David Johnston board bw Dr David Johnston

①  ② Chair  ③

Appointed 20 May 2011

Dr David Johnston was appointed to the Board in May 2011. David has a PhD in Biochemistry and worked for Firmenich, one of the leading global flavour and fragrance companies for over 13 years in a variety of roles, most recently as Vice President of Innovation and Design, developing new technologies, with responsibility for the development and implementation of global strategy. David was also a member of the flavour executive team at Firmenich and held the position of Vice President of the European Flavour Association. David has since ventured out alone and is part owner of Natural Taste Consulting, which offers advice on taste improvement technologies and manages a portfolio of unique taste enhancers.

Jeff Iliffe board bw Jeff Iliffe

①  ②  ③ Chair 

Appointed 25 Febuary 2013

Jeff Iliffe is Chief Financial Officer and Director of Cambridge-based Abcam Plc, an AIM listed global leader in the supply of life science research tools.  He has extensive experience of the City, industry and internet-based business. Jeff was a corporate financier at Panmure Gordon & Co. between 1989 and 1996, during which time he advised Treatt, and has held a number of financial positions at companies including Enviros Group Limited and Plethora Solutions plc, an AIM listed company. Prior to joining Abcam in 2007, he was Chief Financial Officer at the eCommerce company St Minver Ltd.

Anita Haines board bw Anita Haines


Appointed 24 February 2014

Anita Haines joined R C Treatt & Co Limited in January 1988 as Company Secretary and was appointed Human Resources (HR) Manager in September 2000.  She was appointed HR Director of the Group in October 2002 subsequently retiring as an Executive Director but remaining on the Board as a Non-executive Director in February 2014.

Richard Illek board bw Richard Illek

①  ②

Appointed 1 June 2016

Richard Illek was appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director with effect from 1 June 2016. Richard retired from PepsiCo effective 31 March 2016, following 28 years with the company, during which time he served in various senior roles around the world including Plant Manager, QA Manager and Technical Services Director, culminating in his most recent role as Senior Director Manufacturing and Formulations.