Group Management

Jeyes is committed to developing and marketing products that make a real difference to people's lives. We want every product we make to offer both quality and value for everyone who buys and uses it.

We recruit the most talented Scientists, Product Developers, Marketeers, Salespeople and Managers and bring them together in a focused yet friendly team with a positive working culture.

Every day, we work hard to improve the products that customers know and love - and develop new ones to clean and freshen their homes in totally new ways.

 

Jeyes Group Management Team

 

Michael Teacher (Chairman)

Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Financial Management. He has been CEO of businesses in different sectors over the past 35 years. As well as being Chair of Jeyes, Michael is also Chairman of Avgol, one of the leading global players in the hygienic disposables sector with a $400m turnover.

From June 2006, he was the CEO of Ontex NV, the leading European supplier of hygienic disposables and number 2 to Procter & Gamble in this sector in Europe. The Ontex business grew significantly under his leadership from a turnover of €900m in 2006 to an expected turnover in 2013 of €1.5billion. In the same period the EBIDTA grew from €90m to the current running rate of in excess of €200m per annum. The business expanded its footprint significantly and now has 14 plants throughout Europe and the rest of the world. The plants are located in Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Turkey, Algeria, China, Australia with the sales of the products taking place in over 130 different countries. He stepped down in June 2013.

Prior to Ontex he was CEO of Unipoly Holdings and of Peek Holdings. Michael spent 13 years with Hillsdown Holdings PLC, latterly as Chief Executive, a business listed on the London Stock Exchange operating primarily in the food sector with a turnover of £2bn.

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Andy Simpson (Chief Financial Officer)

Andy joined Jeyes as Group CFO in May 2014. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, and has spent more than 20 years working in various senior roles in the food industry for major companies including Cadbury Schweppes, Campbell Soup and most recently at Bernard Matthews where he spent 6 years as Group Finance Director.
 
Andy has significant international experience having lived and worked in the USA, Bermuda, the Netherlands and Ireland. Andy holds a history degree from the University of St Andrews and is a Norwich City supporter.

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Dr Clare Jackson (Research & Development Director)

Dr Clare Jackson joined in 2011 as the Research, Development & Technical Director.
 
Prior to her work at Jeyes, Dr Jackson held the position of Category Technical Director at Firmenich UK Ltd from 2009 -2011. This involved working with FMCG companies to incorporate fragrances into new technologies and different products.
 
Since 1999 Dr Jackson has specialised in Air Care and Toilet Care, developing formulas and product technologies with roles as Senior Chemist and Development Chemist at Reckitt Benckiser.

Dr Jackson hold a degree in Chemistry from UMIST as well as her doctorate. She is a keen supporter of Manchester United Football Club.

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