The Lead Team - Board of Directors

Executive Directors


Malcolm Diamond

Malcolm Diamond

Non-Executive Chairman

  • Length of service: total 42 years; appointed as Non-Ececutive Chairman on 1 April 2017. Formerly, Trifast Executive Chairman after being re-appointed in 2009, CEO for 18 years before retiring in 2002. 1984-2002 Managing Director, TR Fastenings Limited.
  • 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: Chairman of the Nominations Committee and by invitation

Mark Belton

Mark Belton

Chief Executive Officer

  • Length of service: 18 years; appointed to the PLC Board in 2010 and CEO on the 1st October 2015
  • Key areas of expertise: Over his 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 Malaysia, VIC in Italy and Kuhlmann in Germany. Other skills include all aspects of strategic and financial planning, reporting and controls at Group and operational levels and investor relations.
  • Committee membership: Member of the Nominations Committee and by invitation

Geoff Budd

Geoff Budd

Commercial Director & European Managing Director

  • Length of service: 41 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 management and quality.  His role gives him responsibility for all of the European operations but he also holds the responsibility for the Group on all aspects of the commercial business, specifically advising the Board on capex requirements for the manufacturing sites. Appointed Chairman of BIAFD (British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors) in 2015.
  • Committee membership: by invitation

Glenda Roberts

Glenda Roberts

Group Sales & Marketing Director

  • Length of service: 27 years; appointed to the Board 2010, 27 years as Director of TR Fastenings Limited and Director for TR USA since July 2012.
  • Key areas of expertise: Global sales & marketing experience in logistics & global supply chain, Key Account Management (KAM) and customer relationship management.  
  • 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 governance and strategic planning and implementation across all levels.
  • Committee Membership: by invitation

Independent Non-Executive Directors


Neil Warner

Neil Warner

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Length of service: 2 years; appointed to the plc Board on 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 IT.  
  • Other current directorships: Non Executive Chairman at Vectura Group plc (VEC) and of AiM listed Directa plus (DCTA).
  • Committee membership: Chair of the Audit Committee and a Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominations Committee.

Jonathan Shearman

Jonathan Shearman

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Length of service: 8 years, appointed to the Board in 2009
  • Key areas of expertise: Investment Fund management, stockbroking & investment banking and charitable foundations
  • Other directorships: Non-executive director at AiM listed Orchard Funding Group.
  • 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: 4 years, appointed to the PLC Board in 2013
  • Key areas of expertise: 30+ year career in both commercial & corporate structures across all major continents and cultures in finance, M&A, Global Logistics, Technology, Distribution and Manufacturing
  • Other directorships: Director at Morgan Legend Limited Hong Kong, Director at Tes-Amm Private Limited, and CEO at Dearman Engine Company.
  • Member of Harvard Alumni Association & National University Singapore Alumni Association
  • Committee membership: Member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees

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