Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management


SHE Software was established in 1995, and now has a team of over 50 individuals working across the globe.

Matthew Elson is CEO and acquired SHE Software in October 2011. The business relaunched in 2012, with the launch of our latest health and safety software solution Assure in 2013. Since then, SHE Software hasn’t looked back and has its expanded operations to also cover New Zealand.

With over 22 years’ experience, and all employees IOSH or NEBOSH trained, SHE Software can speak with authority about health and safety management solutions.

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SHE Software History- Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Meet The Team


Matthew Elson - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Matthew Elson – Chief Executive Officer

“Successful leadership is building a team who believe in what they are trying to achieve and understand how each contribution is vital.”

Matthew acquired SHE Software in 2011 and took on the role of full time CEO in 2014.

Matthew has extensive executive experience leading both large and small businesses, including as CEO of ESR Technology (t/o £10m) and Managing Director of Atkins Management Consulting (t/o £70m).  Holding an MBA from INSEAD and first-class degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University, he began his career as an engineer before spending 6 years at McKinsey & Company as a Management Consultant.

With a rapidly expanding business in the UK and New Zealand, Matthew ensures the team at SHE Software remain focused, engaged and energised. He also frequently meets customers and prospects to listen to their business needs and challenges, ensuring that SHE’s health and safety solution, Assure, continues to lead the market.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys the great outdoors and spends most weekends mountain biking or hiking.

Quick fire facts on Matthew

First job: Production Supervisor in fish finger factory.

Biggest health and safety no-no: On a mobile handset while driving, the risks and potential consequences are enormous – I can’t understand why people do it.

One word that describes you: Determined.

Favourite travel destination: Without a doubt – India. I backpacked there for 3 months – so much history and so much humanity.

Guilty pleasure: Kathy (my partner) will tell you it is chocolate!


Tony Preston – Chief Technology Officer

“Technology won’t stand still for anyone, evolve with it or be left behind.”

Tony is Chief Technology Officer, responsible to the Board for the full range of technical service delivery within the technical department.
His main focus is to ensure that his team work as a cohesive and cooperative entity, at all times focused on the customer outcome and aligned to ISO standards. He is also responsible for data protection and application security.

Tony started his career in the days of Z80 code and hasn’t looked back! He has held a number of technology roles within the Royal Navy, ISP Cooporative and Yorkshire Forward RDA funded TeamInteract. Prior to joining SHE Software, Tony was Managing Director of Mobile Safety Solutions which was acquired in 2014.

Currently studying towards a BSc (Hons) Open degree, Tony’s interests also include personal health, the quantum universe and ‘what makes things tick!’.

Quick fire facts on Tony

First job: Taught programming and electronics at a local government scheme for job seekers and unemployed adults.

Biggest health and safety no-no: Working at height without arrest equipment and adequate precautions in-place – its madness!

Favourite travel destination:  France – a rich history, fabulous vistas and great food with enchanting architecture.

One thing you could not live without: Without doubt, the internet (and unquestionably my partner, Cath!).

Guilty pleasure:  Organic madagascan vanilla ice-cream.


Tony Preston - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management


Debbie Andrew - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Debbie Andrew – Finance Manager

“Productivity and forecasting comes down to effective time management, commitment and focussed effort. I am lucky my team has all three.”

Debbie is Finance Manager, heading up finance and HR operations across SHE Software. She leads a close-knit team and is the central point of contact for anything finance related across the business.

Debbie leads the production of all financial data, forecasting and management of cash, monthly budget forecasts and reporting.

She started her career at KPMG where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant before moving to Texas Instruments Inc in 2010 as a Finance Business Partner, before joining SHE Software in 2016.

Married for 6 years, Debbie has two children (Rory and Lewis) who keep her on her toes!

Quick fire facts on Debbie

First job: Started my career on the graduate scheme at KPMG, working in Audit.

Biggest health and safety no-no: People thinking health and safety is not important enough or ‘not my job’ – it should be part of everyone’s role.

Favourite travel destination: New York – no matter how many times you visit, there is never enough time to see everything.

One word that describes you: Organised – in work and at home!

Favourite film: Dirty Dancing.


Andy Hutt – Vice President Sales

“I am extremely passionate about making a real difference to our customers.”

As Vice President Sales, Andy leads the global sales team at SHE Software, working closely with his colleagues and customers to deliver the best solutions based on current and future business needs.

Managing a global team and with the business growing exponentially, Andy spends a fair amount of time in different parts of the world providing support where needed and speaking regularly to a number of different organisations.

Andy brings over 26 years’ experience working in the technology sector to SHE Software. Previously employed by both NASDAQ quoted software companies and pre-IPO start-ups, he has significant experience in developing and executing successful go-to-market strategies to drive incremental sales revenues.

A keen sportsman outside work, he enjoys a range of sports from golf to mud runs. Andy also enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two daughters.

Quick fire facts on Andy

First job: Electronics Engineer in the Royal Navy.

Biggest health and safety no-no: people who still don’t take it seriously!

Favourite film: Star Wars.

Ideal travel destination: Anywhere by the Coast – West Wittering or Mexico top the list.

Guilty Pleasure: Game of Thrones – I must have watched it several times over now.


Andy Hutt - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management


David Foley - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

David Foley – Vice President Customer Services

“The customer should be central to everything you do and not an afterthought.”

As Vice President Customer Services, Dave is responsible for the Customer Service function which includes Technical Support, Project Management and Customer Training.

Dave oversees planning and the delivery of best in class customer service to ensure customer expectations are met, smooth client implementation process and best in class training to customers are delivered.

Dave holds an MBA and has previously held a variety of people-based roles, focused mainly on operational and change management ranging from Project Manager, Head of Fundraising for a national charity, Sales Leader and Operations Director. Prior to joining SHE Software, he was Operations Director at Darcey Quigley.

In his spare time, apart from self-confessing to enjoying playing the piano “badly”, Dave is a bookworm and enjoys reading the history of successful turnaround businesses.

Quick fire facts on David

First job: I worked in Court of Session as a QCs clerk, in other words an errands boy.

Biggest health and safety no-no: Health and safety viewed by employees and management as being “just red-tape” when its not!

Favourite film: Wolf of Wall Street.

Top of bucket list: The ability to play an entire Claude Debussy piano solo – no pressure!

Guilty pleasure:  Shopping.


Chris Beaumont – Vice President Marketing

“Thinking creatively is not about thinking outside the box, but building your own box to stand out from the crowd.”

Chris is Vice President Marketing and masterminds all marketing, public relations, events and business development activities across the globe. His main focus is to build SHE Software’s reputation globally as the leading health and safety software provider, and develop new creative routes to market to meet acquisition and retention targets.

Chris joined SHE Software in 2013, bringing over 15 years marketing leadership experience. In his previous role at BP, he worked on product development, creating a number of successful go-to-market strategies. He holds a Professional Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing and BSc Hons Management & Information Technology, UMIST.

When not putting his creative brain to the test, outside work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, young daughter and eating!

Quick fire facts on Chris

First job: Started on a graduate scheme in a large engineering company.

Biggest health and safety no-no: ‘Zero’ initiatives driving reporting of health and safety incidents underground.

One word that describes you: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

One thing you could not live without: My family.

Guilty pleasure:  Whisky…and Coronation Street – although not together!


Chris Beaumont - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management


Paul Houston - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Paul Houston – New Zealand Manager

Paul is New Zealand/Australia Manager responsible for SHE Software operations in the APAC region. He leads our sales and customer support team based in SHE Software’s office in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay. Paul’s day-to-day role is extremely varied though all areas of the business which included the implementation of the council contractor pre-qualification scheme.

Paul started his career in automotive and engineering, before progressing to an agricultural machinery territorial manager role.

After experiencing first-hand the potential consequences of safety accidents, Paul pursued a career in health and safety. He has since held safety related roles in the energy, port & border security industries gaining qualifications as a Root Cause Analysis Investigator, Lloyds Registered Internal Auditor, Company Security Officer & Port Facilities Security Officer before joining SHE Software in early 2016.

Outside work, Paul is a family man and a foundation member of the Hawkes Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust. He previously volunteered as a crewman for the Rescue Helicopter and holds a PHEC (Pre Hospital Emergency Care) Certificate .

Quick fire facts on Paul

First job: Apprentice diesel mechanic and general maintenance engineer.

Biggest health and safety no-no: The mindset  “I have always done it like this and never had an accident”.

Favourite film: Top Gun.

Ideal travel destination:  Waimarama.

One word that describes you: Driven.

Meet The Team


Matthew Elson - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Matthew Elson – Chief Executive Officer

“Successful leadership is building a team who believe in what they are trying to achieve and understand how each contribution is vital.”

Matthew acquired SHE Software in 2011 and took on the role of full time CEO in 2014.

Matthew has extensive executive experience leading both large and small businesses, including as CEO of ESR Technology (t/o £10m) and Managing Director of Atkins Management Consulting (t/o £70m).  Holding an MBA from INSEAD and first-class degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University, he began his career as an engineer before spending 6 years at McKinsey & Company as a Management Consultant.

With a rapidly expanding business in the UK and New Zealand, Matthew ensures the team at SHE Software remain focused, engaged and energised. He also frequently meets customers and prospects to listen to their business needs and challenges, ensuring that SHE’s health and safety solution, Assure, continues to lead the market.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys the great outdoors and spends most weekends mountain biking or hiking.

Quick fire facts on Matthew

First job: Production Supervisor in fish finger factory.

Biggest health and safety no-no: On a mobile handset while driving, the risks and potential consequences are enormous – I can’t understand why people do it.

One word that describes you: Determined.

Favourite travel destination: Without a doubt – India. I backpacked there for 3 months – so much history and so much humanity.

Guilty pleasure: Kathy (my partner) will tell you it is chocolate!



Tony Preston - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Tony Preston – Chief Technology Officer

“Technology won’t stand still for anyone, evolve with it or be left behind.”

Tony is Chief Technology Officer, responsible to the Board for the full range of technical service delivery within the technical department.
His main focus is to ensure that his team work as a cohesive and cooperative entity, at all times focused on the customer outcome and aligned to ISO standards. He is also responsible for data protection and application security.

Tony started his career in the days of Z80 code and hasn’t looked back! He has held a number of technology roles within the Royal Navy, ISP Cooporative and Yorkshire Forward RDA funded TeamInteract. Prior to joining SHE Software, Tony was Managing Director of Mobile Safety Solutions which was acquired in 2014.

Currently studying towards a BSc (Hons) Open degree, Tony’s interests also include personal health, the quantum universe and ‘what makes things tick!’.

Quick fire facts on Tony

First job: Taught programming and electronics at a local government scheme for job seekers and unemployed adults.

Biggest health and safety no-no: Working at height without arrest equipment and adequate precautions in-place – its madness!

Favourite travel destination:  France – a rich history, fabulous vistas and great food with enchanting architecture.

One thing you could not live without: Without doubt, the internet (and unquestionably my partner, Cath!).

Guilty pleasure:  Organic madagascan vanilla ice-cream.



Debbie Andrew - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Debbie Andrew – Finance Manager

“Productivity and forecasting comes down to effective time management, commitment and focussed effort. I am lucky my team has all three.”

Debbie is Finance Manager, heading up finance and HR operations across SHE Software. She leads a close-knit team and is the central point of contact for anything finance related across the business.

Debbie leads the production of all financial data, forecasting and management of cash, monthly budget forecasts and reporting.

She started her career at KPMG where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant before moving to Texas Instruments Inc in 2010 as a Finance Business Partner, before joining SHE Software in 2016.

Married for 6 years, Debbie has two children (Rory and Lewis) who keep her on her toes!

Quick fire facts on Debbie

First job: Started my career on the graduate scheme at KPMG, working in Audit.

Biggest health and safety no-no: People thinking health and safety is not important enough or ‘not my job’ – it should be part of everyone’s role.

Favourite travel destination: New York – no matter how many times you visit, there is never enough time to see everything.

One word that describes you: Organised – in work and at home!

Favourite film: Dirty Dancing.



Andy Hutt - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Andy Hutt – Vice President Sales

“I am extremely passionate about making a real difference to our customers.”

As Vice President Sales, Andy leads the global sales team at SHE Software, working closely with his colleagues and customers to deliver the best solutions based on current and future business needs.

Managing a global team and with the business growing exponentially, Andy spends a fair amount of time in different parts of the world providing support where needed and speaking regularly to a number of different organisations.

Andy brings over 26 years’ experience working in the technology sector to SHE Software. Previously employed by both NASDAQ quoted software companies and pre-IPO start-ups, he has significant experience in developing and executing successful go-to-market strategies to drive incremental sales revenues.

A keen sportsman outside work, he enjoys a range of sports from golf to mud runs. Andy also enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two daughters.

Quick fire facts on Andy

First job: Electronics Engineer in the Royal Navy.

Biggest health and safety no-no: people who still don’t take it seriously!

Favourite film: Star Wars.

Ideal travel destination: Anywhere by the Coast – West Wittering or Mexico top the list.

Guilty Pleasure: Game of Thrones – I must have watched it several times over now.



David Foley - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

David Foley – Vice President Customer Services

“The customer should be central to everything you do and not an afterthought.”

As Vice President Customer Services, Dave is responsible for the Customer Service function which includes Technical Support, Project Management and Customer Training.

Dave oversees planning and the delivery of best in class customer service to ensure customer expectations are met, smooth client implementation process and best in class training to customers are delivered.

Dave holds an MBA and has previously held a variety of people-based roles, focused mainly on operational and change management ranging from Project Manager, Head of Fundraising for a national charity, Sales Leader and Operations Director. Prior to joining SHE Software, he was Operations Director at Darcey Quigley.

In his spare time, apart from self-confessing to enjoying playing the piano “badly”, Dave is a bookworm and enjoys reading the history of successful turnaround businesses.

Quick fire facts on David

First job: I worked in Court of Session as a QCs clerk, in other words an errands boy.

Biggest health and safety no-no: Health and safety viewed by employees and management as being “just red-tape” when its not!

Favourite film: Wolf of Wall Street.

Top of bucket list: The ability to play an entire Claude Debussy piano solo – no pressure!

Guilty pleasure:  Shopping.



Chris Beaumont - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Chris Beaumont – Vice President Marketing

“Thinking creatively is not about thinking outside the box, but building your own box to stand out from the crowd.”

Chris is Vice President Marketing and masterminds all marketing, public relations, events and business development activities across the globe. His main focus is to build SHE Software’s reputation globally as the leading health and safety software provider, and develop new creative routes to market to meet acquisition and retention targets.

Chris joined SHE Software in 2013, bringing over 15 years marketing leadership experience. In his previous role at BP, he worked on product development, creating a number of successful go-to-market strategies. He holds a Professional Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing and BSc Hons Management & Information Technology, UMIST.

When not putting his creative brain to the test, outside work, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, young daughter and eating!

Quick fire facts on Chris

First job: Started on a graduate scheme in a large engineering company.

Biggest health and safety no-no: ‘Zero’ initiatives driving reporting of health and safety incidents underground.

One word that describes you: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

One thing you could not live without: My family.

Guilty pleasure:  Whisky…and Coronation Street – although not together!


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