The Lead Team - Board of Directors

Executive Directors


Malcolm Diamond

Malcolm Diamond

Executive Chairman

  • Length of service: total 33 years; re-appointed in 2009 to the PLC Board as Executive Chairman. Formerly, Trifast CEO for 18 years before retiring in 2002
  • Key areas of expertise: Sales & marketing, strategic planning & implementation, business development and investor relations
  • Other directorships: Non-Executive Chairman of Flowtech Fluidpower plc and the UK’s leading supplier of technical hydraulic fluid power products. (Ticker- AiM: FLO). Non Executive Director of Acal plc from November 2015 (Ticker – ACL.L)
  • Committee membership: Member of the Nominations Committee and by invitation

Mark Belton

Mark Belton

Chief Executive Officer

  • Length of service: 16 years; appointed to the PLC Board in 2010 and CEO on the 1st October 2015
  • Key areas of expertise: Over his 16-year career with Trifast, Mark has forged a wealth of knowledge and great understanding of the industry, the TR model, key sectors and our customer portfolio. He also played a pivotal role in the successful acquisitions of PSEP in Asia, VIC in Italy and Kuhlmann in Germany. Other skills include all aspects of financial planning, reporting and controls at Group and operational levels
  • Committee membership: Member of the Nominations Committee and by invitation

Geoff Budd

Geoff Budd

TR Europe Managing Director

  • Length of service: 39 years; appointed to the PLC Board in 1986
  • Key areas of expertise: Extensive knowledge of the industry, European and Asian markets particularly in sales & purchasing, manufacturing and quality. Appointed Chairman of BIAFD (British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors) in 2015.
  • Responsible for developing and innovating new product, and attracting key licences relevant to our industry. 
  • Committee membership: by invitation

Glenda Roberts

Glenda Roberts

Group Sales & Marketing Director

  • Length of service: 25 years; appointed to the Board 2010
  • Key areas of expertise: Global sales & marketing, logistics & supply chain and customer relationship management. Specific knowledge gained in multiple industry sectors, in particular automotive and electronics. She has been instrumental in the development of the multi national OEM growth across a global platform, and the development of a multi skilled Strategic Team. Has Board responsibility for the USA and has been instrumental in its turnaround strategy.  
  • Committee membership: by invitation

Clare Foster

Clare Foster 

Chief Financial Officer

  • Length of Service: joined TR in January 2015 from KPMG in the role of Group Financial Controller; and was appointed to the Board as CFO on the 1st October 2015
  • Key areas of expertise: all aspects of group financial management, including accounting and reporting, governance and compliance and strategic planning and implementation across all levels. 
  • Committee Membership: by invitation

Independent Non-Executive Directors


Neil Warner

Neil Warner

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Length of service: appointed 16 June 2015​
  • Key areas of expertise: Experienced Senior Independent Director.​  Extensive knowledge of international businesses​ ​gained over 30 years in commerce; ​solid understanding of key strategic drivers - growing sustainable businesses globally, M&A, compliance, risk management and change management.  
  • Other current directorships: Non Executive Chairman, Enteq Upstream PLC and Non Executive Director & Chair of Audit Committee, Vectura Group plc.
  • Committee membership: Chair of the Audit Committee and Nominations Committee and a Member of the Remuneration Committee

Jonathan Shearman

Jonathan Shearman

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Length of service: 7 years, appointed to the Board in 2009
  • Key areas of expertise: Investment Fund management, stockbroking & investment banking and charitable foundations
  • Other directorships: NED at AiM quoted Orchard Funding Group and STM Group Plc.
  • Committee membership: Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees

Scott Mac Meekin

Scott Mac Meekin

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Length of service: 3 years, appointed to the PLC Board in 2013
  • Key areas of expertise: 22 year career in both commercial & corporate structures across all major continents and cultures in: M&A, Global Logistics, Technology, Distribution and Manufacturing
  • Other directorships: Managing Director Morgan Legend Limited and Portfolio Director at Navis Capital Partners
  • Member of Harvard Alumni Association & National University Singapore Alumni Association
  • Committee membership: Member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees

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