Daemmon Reeve, Chief Executive Officer

Committee: Nomination

Appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2012.

Daemmon joined RC Treatt & Co Ltd, the Group's UK operating subsidiary, in 1991 and gained extensive industry experience and knowledge from his time in technical, operational, sales and purchasing disciplines. He was appointed CEO of Treatt USA in 2010 and became Group CEO in 2012.

A key part of his role is to help provide the cultural environment for the success of Treatt and its fantastic team, making Treatt a fun place to work along the way. It is the output of the engaged teams which is driving the success of Treatt. Seeing our excellent team succeed is what excites Daemmon most about Treatt.

In August 2019, Daemmon's contribution to Treatt and the wider community was recognised by the award of an honorary doctorate by the University of Suffolk.

Richard Hope, Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board in 2013.

Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 at Price Waterhouse, which is now part of PwC, and was certified a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 2010. Richard has held several senior finance positions for almost 20 years in value-added manufacturing businesses, including Hampshire Cosmetics Limited.

He was awarded Finance Director of the Year at the 14th Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards in February 2018 and was a Finalist for the Shares Magazine Finance Director of the Year award, part of the UK Stock Market Awards, in 2017.

Richard gets a sense of pride walking into a supermarket with the knowledge that Treatt has ingredients in a large number of well-known consumer products.


Tim Jones, Chairman

Committee: Audit | Nomination (Chair)

Led Treatt's Board as its Chairman since his appointment in 2012 and appointed Daemmon Reeve as the Group's CEO in the same year.

A member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Instititute, Tim began his carrer in financial services and held posts in the Middle East, the US and Europe before entering the beverage/water bottling sector including the establishment of a joint venture in the Balkans.

For 17 years he was the Chief Executive of Allia, a charitable organisation where he oversaw a range of new solutions to drive impact entrepreneurship and developed social finance initiatives for impact investment through Employment and Housing Bnds and London Stock Exchange - Listed Bonds. He is now a Senior Advisor of Allia's Trustees and Chairman of its stockbroking subsidiary City and Continental Ltd.

He is an Honorary Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School and actively involved in the City of London where he is a Freeman, Court Assistant and Chairman of Communications at the International Bankers Company.

Key External Appointments:
Non-executive Director of Retail Charity Bonds plc

Dr David Johnston

Appointed Non-executive Director in 2011.

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, which focuses on the development and sales of taste modifying compounds.

Jeff Iliffe

Committee: Remuneration | Audit (Chair)

Appointed to the Board in 2013.

Jeff 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 2016, 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.

Key External Appointments:
Non-executive Director of Cambridge Nutraceuticals Limited
Trustee of the Cambridge Arts Theatre

Richard Illek

Committee: Nomination

Appointed to the Board in 2016.

Richard retired from PepsiCo in March 2016, following 28 years with the company. During that time he served in various senior positions around the world including Plant Manager, QA Manager and Technical Services Director, culminating in his most recent role as Senior Director Manufacturing and Formulations.

Lynne Weedall

Committee: Remuneration (Chair) | Nomination | Senior Independent Director

Appointed to the Board as Non-executive Director in 2019.

Lynne is an experienced FTSE 100 Group HR and Strategy Director who has worked in a number of FTSE 100 companies and family businesses. She has key expertise in business strategy, organisation design, strategic change management and employee engagement.

Lynne has worked with a number of household names in senior HR and strategic roles including Waitrose, Tesco, Whitbread, BUPA, Carphone Warehouse and Selfridges Group and is experienced in leading major change and integration programmes. As Group Organisation Development Director for Whitbread plc she led a major change programme, which subsequently became a Harvard Case Study.

Lynne’s most recent role as Group HR Director for Selfridges Group saw her successfully lead a significant family and top team succession plan before leaving in January 2019 to pursue a Non-executive and business advisory portfolio career.

Key External Appointments:
Non-executive Director of William Hill plc

Yetunde Hofmann

Committee: Remuneration | Audit | Nomination

Appointed to the Board as Non-executive Director in 2019.

Yetunde is Managing Director of Synchrony Development Consulting, an international leadership and change consultancy that partners with leaders and organisation to facilitate strategy, change, diversity and inclusion. She is a Non-executive Director and member of the Audit Committee at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is also a Trustee of Tomorrow’s Company and the Education Development Trust – EDT where she is also Chair of the Remuneation Committee. She is a Visiting Fellow at the John Madejski Centre for Reputation at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School.

Yetunde started out her career at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria and went on to build a successful career in a variety of HR leadership roles in FTSE 100 Global companies including Imperial Brands, Unilever, Allied Domecq and Northern Foods. She established The Enjoyable Life Series, a community organisation designed to help people at all levels in business, education and community identify practical ways in which they can live more joyfully thereby helping to support wellbeing, diversity and inclusion.

In 2018 she was named in the Cranfield University FTSE Board Report '100 Women to Watch' list.

Key External Appointments:
Non-executive Director of the Institute of Personnel and Development
Trustee of Tomorrow's Company
Trustee of Education Development Trust