The lead team

PLC Board

Board composition

Malcolm Diamond MBE

Malcolm Diamond MBE

Executive Chairman

Length of service: total 34 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, the UK’s leading supplier of technical hydraulic fluid power products (Ticker- AiM: FLO) and Non-Executive Director of Acal plc, a leading designer and manufacturer of specialist electronic components (Ticker: ACL)

Committee membership: Chairman of the Nominations Committee and by invitation

Mark Belton

Mark Belton

Chief Executive Officer

Length of service: 17 years; appointed to the PLC Board in 2010 and CEO on 1 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. As Group Finance Director, 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 strategic & financial planning, and investor relations. 

Committee membership:  Member of the Nominations Committee and by invitation

 

Geoff Budd

Geoff Budd

Managing Director TR Europe

Length of service: 40 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

Committee membership: by invitation

Clare Foster

Clare Foster

Chief Financial Officer

Length of Service: joined TR in January 2015 as Group Financial Controller; appointed CFO 1 October 2015

Key areas of expertise: all aspects of group financial management, accounting governance and strategic planning and implementation across all levels. She is an FCA with a BA (Hons) degree in Social Anthropology

Committee Membership: by invitation

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Glenda Roberts

Glenda Roberts

Group Sales Director

Length of service: 26 years; appointed to the Board 2010

Key areas of expertise: Global sales & marketing, logistics & supply chain and Customer relationship management

Committee membership: by invitation

Neil W Warner

Neil W Warner

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Length of service: appointed 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 directorships: I​ndependent Director at Vectura Group plc and a Non-executive director of AiM listed Directa plus (DCTA)

Committee membership: Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees

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, IT and charitable foundations

Other directorships: Non-executive director at AiM listed Orchard Funding Group and also at various charitable foundations

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