News

Pure Executive places two Independent Non-Executive Directors on the Board of Treatt Plc

Pure Executive are delighted to have introduced two outstanding Non-Executive Directors to Treatt plc in Bury St Edmunds, one of our region’s most successful companies.

Treatt is a FTSE listed, fast growth Best Employers Eastern Region platinum accredited and award-winning company, whose culture and values are core to its business strategy. This was critical in attracting the two individuals, both highly regarded in their respective fields, to join the Board and support the next phase of transformative growth. It was important for Treatt to achieve balance and diversity of thinking on its Board, as well as attracting international business experience to help drive their worldwide expansion.

Treatt has confirmed that Yetunde Hofmann will join the Board with effect from 20th March and Lynne Weedall with effect from 6th April 2019.

Yetunde has worked extensively across many Asian countries, the US and Europe with strategic, commercial and operational transformation skills developed through her experience at Allied Domecq, Unilever, Imperial Brands and Northern Foods. She is a Non-Executive Director of the CIPD, Education Development Trust, Tomorrow’s Company and is a visiting fellow of Henley Business School.

Yetunde commented: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to support the culture and business transformation of an organisation that has people and people engagement at the heart of its business strategy.”

Lynne Weedall has extensive strategy, change management and M&A experience gained from Board positions as Group HR Director with Whitbread Plc, Dixons Carphone Plc and most recently the Selfridges Group.

Lynne, who is also a Non-Executive Director of Greene King, commented: “I am looking forward to working with the Board at Treatt to build on its success and to be part of its interesting international growth strategy. The people and also the opportunity that lie ahead at Treatt were too good to pass up.”

Treatt Plc chairman Tim Jones said: “I would like to welcome Yetunde and Lynne to Treatt. Their experience and knowledge further strengthen the Board’s skillset as the company pushes forward its strategy for progressive global growth over coming years. We were delighted to have the support of Lynn and the team at Pure Executive who have delivered such outstanding candidates.”   

Yetunde added: “Pure Executive took the time to understand my skills, experience and values to see how I could best contribute to the success of this next phase of development in Treatt’s growth strategy as a member of their Board. I experienced them as refreshing and collaborative and was impressed by their industry and sector knowledge.”  

Treatt is an impressive Suffolk business which will commence a £35million capital investment project to build a new manufacturing and head office site on the Suffolk Business Park this year.

Lynn Walters, Executive Director of Pure Executive, said: “I am very proud that Treatt has appointed two such inspirational women who share the company values and will be strong role models for other women in this region. At Pure Executive we are committed to placing people who are genuinely aligned to our client’s culture, vision and purpose. We work hard to ensure the region has a more balanced representation at Board level and through our Women’s Leadership Programme we actively encourage more women to reach Board positions. I have the greatest respect for both Lynne and Yetunde and working with both of them to secure these roles with Treatt has been a privilege.”

Founded in 1886, Treatt is a cutting-edge flavour and fragrance manufacturer and solutions provider to the food, drink and consumer goods market with its focus being beverages.

Read Treatt’s announcement to the stock exchange on Wednesday 6th February.