Jonathan Shearman

Non-Executive Chairman

Length of service:

12 years; appointed to the plc Board in 2009 and as Chair on 1 April 2020

Formerly Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee

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 his 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 level, as well as within the global business teams

Committee membership:

Chairman of the Nominations Committee and by invitation

Mark Belton

Chief Executive Officer

Length of service:

22 years; appointed to the plc Board in 2010 and CEO on 1 October 2015

From 1 April 2020, Mark will also Chair the newly formed Operational Executive Board (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. Prior to becoming CEO, 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:

6 years; appointed to the plc Board on 1 October 2015

Clare, in her CFO role, will also be working with the OEB team formed on 1 April 2020

Key areas of expertise:

Clare was first introduced to Trifast in 1999 (as part of KPMG) since which time she has developed an in-depth understanding of the business, its values and the key drivers for success

During her career, Claire has gained experience in financial and treasury management strategy, accounting governance, tax compliance and statutory reporting. Her 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

Committee membership:

By invitation

Clive Watson

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Length of service:

1 year; appointed to the plc Board 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 a position held since 2006, and from his NED role at Spirax-Sarco which he held for 10 years

Other directorships:

Breedon Group (Audit Chair), discoverIE Group plc (Audit and Risk Chair), Kier Group plc (Audit and Risk Chair) 

Committee membership:

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

Scott Mac Meekin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Length of service:

8 years; appointed to the plc Board in April 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

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:

1 year; appointed to the plc Board 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 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), FRP Advisory Group plc (RemCo Chair)