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 Johnson

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.

Lynne Weedall

Lynne Weedall is an experienced FTSE 100 Group HR and strategy Director who has worked in a number of FTSE 100 companies and family businesses. 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 programs. As Group Organisation Development Director for Whitbread plc she led a major change program, 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.

Lynne is also a Non-executive Director, Remuneration Committee Chairman and Employee Voice representative for Greene King plc.

Yetunde Hofmann

Yetunde joined the Treatt Board in 2019. She 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 RemCo. 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.