We are our people

The success of our business is built on the skills, knowledge and personalities of our people - the central pillar of our organisation. We collectively believe in the company's vision and bring our absolute best to the industry-leading work we do every day.

Our brightest technical minds take pride in developing the ingredient solutions of the future and are supported by a global operational infrastructure that delivers results.

Strategic recruitment, internal training and innovative personal staff development have meant that our talented people are best-placed to support our international customer base.

With over 370 experts working across the globe, we deliver a truly integrated service with all departments pulling together towards a common goal. By embodying effective teamwork, our customers feel the benefits of partnering with a company that works as one, with momentum and enthusiasm.


Daemmon Reeve, Chief Executive Officer

Daemmon joined Treatt in 1991, gaining extensive industry experience and knowledge from his time in our technical, operational, sales and purchasing departments. In July 2010, he was appointed CEO of Treatt USA and became Group CEO in 2012. A passionate advocate for employee engagement, Daemmon is responsible for helping to create the cultural environment that will deliver financial success.

Richard Hope, Chief Financial Officer

Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 at PriceWaterhouseCooper and became a certified Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 2010. After holding a number of senior finance positions for almost 20 years in value-added manufacturing businesses, he joined Treatt in 2003. Since then, the group has achieved impressive and sustainable financial results.


Tim Jones, Chairman

Tim has led Treatt’s Board as its Chairman since 2012. He also runs Allia, a charitable organisation providing resources to the third sector through Stock Exchange listed Bonds, business mentoring and the provision of workspace.

He began a career in financial services with Royal Insurance in the 1970s and subsequently held posts in the Middle East, the US and Europe before entering the beverage/water bottling sector in the early 1990s, including a joint venture in the Balkans.

The Judge Business School at Cambridge University awarded him its Certificate in Enterprise in May 2007 and made him Entrepreneur in Residence in 2012, a Mentor in 2014 and an Honorary Fellow in 2016.

Dr David Johnston

David started his career working as a biochemist for the UK government prior to transferring to Switzerland where he worked on an international program to enhance the resistance of plants to pathogens.

He then joined one of the leading flavour and fragrance companies, Firmenich SA, in a variety of commercial and technical roles over 13 years. He finished his career at Firmenich SA as head of flavour innovation globally. He then started his own company, Natural Taste Consulting SARL, focused on the development and sales of taste modifying compounds.

David also serves as a non-executive director of James Finlay Ltd.

Jeff Iliffe

Jeff Iliffe ACA has widespread experience of the City, industry and internet-based businesses, including acquisitions, business integration and investor relations.

He was CFO of Abcam plc from 2007 until recently, as the company delivered huge growth to become a world leading life sciences business. Previously he was a corporate financier at Panmure Gordon & Co, during which time he advised Treatt, and has held senior financial positions in environmental, biotechnology and internet-based businesses. He is also a trustee of the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

Richard Illek

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.