Pure Executive is proud to have completed the search for a new Group Chief Executive Officer for Treatt plc. 

David Shannon has been announced as the new Group Chief Executive Officer joining the Board on 3rd June 2024. David joins Treatt from Croda International Plc where he has held a number of senior roles, recently as President of Consumer Care and an Executive Committee member. He has extensive experience in selling specialty ingredients in the B2B environment for the Flavour and Fragrance, Personal Care, Pharmaceutical and Agricultural industries worldwide.

Vijay Thakrar, Chair of Treatt, commented: "Following a robust search process that attracted a number of high-quality candidates, we are thrilled that David is joining the Treatt team. He has highly relevant international experience delivering growth in an innovation led group, with a motivational and collaborative leadership style, which will enable him to lead Treatt through its next, exciting phase.

Full details of the announcement can be found here.

Treatt plc

Listed on the LSE, Treatt Plc are a global manufacturer and supplier of flavourings and fragrances for consumer businesses. With over 350 people in Europe, North America and Asia, the Group delivers integrated solutions for the food, beverage and fragrance industries across the globe. They are a highly valued client of Pure Executive who have introduced the entire Board since 2019. 

The Pure Executive team was led by Lynn Walters, (Executive Director) and assisted by Jodie Woodrow, (Director) and Una Jones (Researcher). 

David Shannon said: “I am honoured to be joining Treatt as CEO, a company that has a remarkable history of delivering excellence to its customers through sustainability, innovation, and agility, supported by a unique culture. I would like to express my thanks to Lynn and the team at Pure Executive who have been exceptional in their support, knowledge and guidance throughout the search’. 

Lynn added: “It has been a pleasure working with David, Vijay and the Board to advise on this important appointment. David will be an outstanding leader, who will work alongside CFO, Ryan Govender to realise the full potential of Treatt over the coming years. I would like to wish David and Ryan, all of the best for the future.