Jonathan Shearman

Non-Executive Chairman

Length of service:

Joined in 2009; appointed Chair 1 April 2020

Key areas of expertise:

Experienced professional in M&A, strategic planning and forecasting. After a successful career in investment fund management, stockbroking, investment banking, and charitable foundations, Jonathan has brought as a NED added skills to the Board in an energetic, strategic and pragmatic manner, proving his ability to provide direction in a TR context. He understands and fits within the culture of Trifast at Board, operational and within the global business teams; he also acknowledges the absolute need for continuity being an essential aspect of taking on the role of Chair during this pivotal time.

Committee membership:

Chairman of the Nominations Committee and by invitation

Mark Belton

Chief Executive Officer

Length of service:

21 years; appointed to the plc Board in 2010 and CEO on 1 October 2015. On 1 April 2020 on the formation of the Group's Executive Operating Board (OEB), Mark took up the Chair of the OEB

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 Malaysia, VIC in Italy and Kuhlmann in Germany. Other skills include all aspects of strategic and financial planning, and investor relations

Committee membership:

By invitation

Clare Foster

Chief Financial Officer

Length of service:

5 years; appointed to the plc Board 1 October 2015

Key areas of expertise:

Clare was first introduced to Trifast in 1999 (as part of KPMG) and over the last 20 years has developed an in-depth understanding of the business, its values and the key drivers for success.

Financial and treasury management strategy, accounting governance, tax compliance and statutory reporting expertise. Large-scale project management, strategic thinking and consultancy skills support Project Atlas and the wider business in terms of strategic planning, organic investment decisions and the Group’s acquisition activities

On 1 April 2020, on the formation of the Group's OEB , Clare in her CFO role will be working with the OEB team to ensure effective and internal cost management

Committee membership:

By invitation

Neil W Warner

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Length of service:

5 years; appointed to the plc Board on 16 June 2015 

Key areas of expertise:

Senior Independent Director with 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:

Non-Executive Director at Vectura Group plc (VEC) and of AiM listed Directa plus (DCTA)

Committee membership:

Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and also a Member of the Remuneration, and Nominations Committees.

Scott Mac Meekin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Length of service:

7 years; appointed to the plc Board in 2013

Key areas of expertise:

30+ year career in both commercial and corporate structures across all major continents and cultures in finance, M&A, global logistics, technology, distribution and manufacturing

Other directorships:

CEO at Circular Computing

Also, a member of Harvard Alumni Association & National University Singapore Alumni Association

Committee membership:

Member of the Audit, Remuneration, and Nominations Committees

Claire Balmforth

Independent Non-Executive Director

Length of service:

Appointed 1 April 2020

Key areas of expertise:

Extensive operational experience and also significant knowledge of leadership, customer-focused cultures and human resources including employee engagement, having worked having worked in FTSE250 companies within the retail, B2B and financial services sectors

Committee membership:

Chair of the Remuneration Committee and also a Member of the Audit, and Nominations Committees.

Other directorships:

Safestore Holdings plc (RemCo Chair): British Heart Foundation (member of the RemCo and Retail Committees)

Clive Watson

Senior NED Elect: w/e from 30 July 2020

Key areas of expertise:

Chartered Accountant with extensive financial experience gained over his career in the industry both in the UK and internationally. Retired in 2019 as Group Finance Director at Spectris plc in a position held since 2006, and his NED role at Spirax-Sarco which he held for 10 years.

Committee membership:

Clive will take over as Chair of Audit and Risk Committee and Senior Independent Director following Neil Warner's retirement after the 2020 AGM. He will also be a Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.

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