The Lead Team - Board of Directors

Executive Directors


Malcolm Diamond

Malcolm Diamond

Non-Executive Chairman

  • Length of service: total 43 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: Significant commercial skills and leadership experience gained from growing an international business covering Sales and marketing, strategic planning and implementation, business development and investor relations
  • Other directorships: Non-Executive Chairman (appointed May 2014) at Flowtech Fluidpower plc , the UK’s leading supplier of technical hydraulic fluid power products (Ticker- AiM: FLO) and joined the Board of discoverIE plc (formerly Acal plc), a leading designer and manufacturer of specialist electronic components (Ticker: DSCV), in November 2015 before being appointed Non- Executive Chairman in April 2017
  • Committee membership: Chairman of the Nominations Committee and by invitation

Mark Belton

Mark Belton

Chief Executive Officer

  • Length of service: 19 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 TRmodel, key sectors and our customer portfolio. As Group Finance Director, 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, and investor relations
  • Committee membership: Nominations Committee and by invitation

Geoff Budd

Geoff Budd

Commercial Director & European Managing Director

  • Length of service: 42 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.
  • Committee membership: By invitation

Glenda Roberts

Glenda Roberts

Group Sales & Marketing Director

  • Length of service: 28 years as Director of TR Fastenings Limited (UK) and Director for TR Fastenings Inc (USA) since July 2012; appointed to the plc Board in 2010
  • Key areas of expertise: Global sales & marketing experience in logistics & global supply chain, Key Account Management (KAM) and customer relationship management (CRM)  
  • Committee membership: By invitation

Clare Foster

Clare Foster 

Chief Financial Officer

  • Length of Service: 3 years; appointed to the plc Board 1 October 2015
  • Key areas of expertise: All aspects of group financial management, 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: 3 years; appointed to the plc Board on 16 June 2015
  • Key areas of expertise: Experienced Senior Independent Director with strong City relations. 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: 9 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: 5 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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