Director profiles


①  Nomination Committee  ②  Remuneration Committee   ③  Audit Committee


Executive Directors

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

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 

① Chair ②  ③

Chairman, appointed 27 February 2012

Since 2002 Tim Jones has been CEO and Secretary of the social finance organisation Allia and its Enterprise Agency offshoot, Future Business. He is also Non-executive Director and Trustee of SkillsBridge, an organisation bringing support to voluntary and community sector organisations in NE England. The first 15 years of Tim’s career were spent in financial services where his posts included Marketing Director at Aitken Hume/Sentinel Funds Management / Sentinel Life; Managing Director, Europe at Direct Marketing Corporation of America (a Diners Club/Transamerica joint venture); and Head of Marketing at Royal Life. Tim founded and later sold both the Fraser-Milne and STD Belgrade water companies, the latter involving a joint venture with the then state brewery in Serbia. Tim is a member of a number of professional organisations and is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School at Oxford University and an Entrepreneur in Residence at Cambridge University’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.

Dr David Johnston

①  ②  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.

Ian Neil

①  ② Chair  ③ Senior Independent Director

Appointed 4 December 2009

Ian Neil was appointed to the Board in December 2009. He was with IFF for 25 years in a variety of international management roles, including Vice President Europe, Africa and Middle East ("EAME") Flavors. Ian is currently the UK Director of Perfotec BV, a Laser Micro Perforation provider for the fresh produce packaging industry.


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


Appointed 24 Febuary 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.