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 2003.

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.


Tim Jones, Chairman

Tim has 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 Institute, Tim began his career 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. He is now Chairman of fixed income broker City and Continental, a subsidiary of the social impact organisation Allia.

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

Key External Appointments:
Chairman of TMJ (Taylor Made Joinery Interiors Limited)
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. Since December, 2019, David has become an independent member of the scientific advisory committee of Driscolls, a California-based global leader in the production and sales of fresh berries.

Key External Appointments:
Independent Member of Driscolls Scientific Advisory Committee

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 | Nomination (Chair) | 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.

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 Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Stagecoach Group Plc.

Key External Appointments:
Non-executive Director of Stagecoach Group plc
Non-executive Director of Dr. Martins Limited
Director of TruePoint

Yetunde Hofmann

Committee: Remuneration (Chair) | 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 Chair of the People Culture and Remuneration Committee at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) where she is also the Champion for the Middle East. She is a Trustee at The Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) and the Education Development Trust – EdDevTrust where she is also Chair of their People Culture and Remuneration 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 CIC, 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 whilst raising monies for charitable causes and in 2020 was given an award for Women’s Empowerment by Dress for Success Greater London organisation.

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 the Institute of Business Ethics
Trustee of Education Development Trust

Vijay Thakrar

Committee: Audit | Nomination

Appointed to the Board as Non-executive Director in September 2020.

Vijay qualified as a Chartered Accountant during the early part of his career and has extensive strategy, commercial and governance experience in FMCG. He was previously a Partner with Deloitte and EY and, since 2016, has served as an NED on various Boards, including Quorn Foods and The Quoted Companies Alliance.

Vijay is Chair of the Audit Committee at Alumasc Group plc and Sanderson Design Group plc and serves on the Public Interest Board and Audit Committee at RSM UK Holdings Ltd.

Key External Appointments:
Non-executive Director of Alumasc Group plc
Non-executive Director of RSM UK Holdings Limited
Non-executive Director of Alpha FX Group plc