Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management


With more than 20 years’ experience, SHE Software can speak with authority about health and safety management software solutions. 

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Scotland, the company’s IOSH or NEBOSH accredited team is located across the UK, US and New Zealand. 

Assure, our highly configurable health and safety management software solution, is at the heart of our successIt’s trusted by more than 850 organisations and used by more than half a million users around the world. 

Working across diverse sectors and industries including manufacturing, construction, energy and utilities, we’re changing the way companies manage health and safety.

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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, following a period as Chairman, took up the role of full-time CEO in 2014.

Having begun his career as an engineer before moving into management consultancy, Matthew combines strong commercial and leadership skills with strategic insight, developed through almost three decades in a variety of roles.

He has extensive executive experience in both large and small businesses, including as CEO of ESR Technology, a €12m t/o manufacturer and engineering consultancy and as MD of Atkins Management Consulting division (t/o €80m).

Matthew holds an MBA from INSEAD and a 1st class degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.

Quick Fire Facts…

First job: Production Supervisor in a fish finger factory.

Biggest health and safety no-no: Using 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: India, without a doubt. I backpacked there for three months – so much history and so much humanity.

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


Andy Hutt, Vice President, Sales

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

Andy joined SHE Software in 2015, coming from a well-established and successful career in sales in which he focused on building and developing businesses.

Andy has more than three decades of experience in bringing products to market and building high performance sales teams. Since joining SHE Software, he has dramatically improved the company’s win-rate and has increased pipeline coverage, resulting in the company’s 60% year on year growth.

Leveraging his military background as an electronics engineer in the Royal Navy, Andy believes that teams thrive upon mutual respect.

Quick Fire Facts…

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


Debbie Andrew - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Debbie Andrew, Vice President, Finance

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

Debbie came to SHE Software in 2016 and heads up a closely-knit team overseeing the company’s financial functions.   

Debbie has a strong background in finance and financial management, having begun her career with KPMG. During her time there, she held several senior roles in Audit and Insolvency, before moving to Texas Instruments Inc as a Finance Business Partner. 

Debbie has a 1st class degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. 

Quick Fire Facts…

First job: I 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! 

Guilty pleasure: Watching Friends on repeat. Even though I have all the DVDs, I will still watch them on TV whenever they are on! 


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 came to SHE Software in 2013 with the aim of building the qualified opportunities required to meet the company’s ambitious growth objectives.

With a varied background encompassing manufacturing, construction and oil and gas, Chris combines international sales experience with strong demand generation skills.

A graduate of the University of Manchester, Institute of Science & Technology, Chris was, at the time, the youngest person ever to obtain a Professional Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Quick Fire Facts…

First job: I started my career on a graduate scheme in a large engineering company. 

Biggest health and safety no-no: ‘Zero’ initiatives, which drive the 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


Chris Rydings - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Chris Rydings, Chief Technical Officer

“Innovative solutions enable us to be efficient, flexible, reliable and cost assured for all our customers.”

Chris joined SHE Software in 2018 and heads up the company’s development operations and technical support functions.

With more than 20 years of experience in IT and technology, Chris has served in a variety of senior roles in diverse sectors including higher education, finance and IT service management. His combination of exceptional technical know-how and commercial acumen enables him in the development and implementation of robust infrastructure solutions.

With outstanding interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, Chris is a natural leader, who thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments.

Quick Fire Facts…

One word that describes you: Decent. 

Favourite way to relax: My real passion is music, and I’ve played bass guitar in various bands over the last 30 years.  

Ultimate travel destination: I would love to visit Japan to sample their culture and their large vibrant cities. 

One thing you could not live without: My wife. 

Guilty pleasure: Buying bass guitars (don’t tell the wife!). 


David Foley, Vice President, Customer Services

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

David came to SHE Software in 2017 from a diverse background spanning sales, operations, change management and fundraising, mostly in the financial services sector.

With the benefit of 20 years of people-focused professional experience, David’s role centres on ‘best in class’ customer service, delivered by a global project management and training team, technical support desk and customer relationship management. His focus is on building long term, sustainable customer relationships and ensuring the customer is at the centre of everything SHE Software does.

David holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University, a BA in Business from OU, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Quick Fire Facts…

First job: I worked in the Court of Session as a QC’s 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: The Wolf of Wall Street. 

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

Guilty pleasure:  Shopping. 


David Foley - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management


Kimberly Baker - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Kimberly Baker, Vice President, Talent

“My mission in life is about making a difference in others’ lives, helping them to reach their fullest potential and walking alongside them to discover what they were made to do.”

Kimberly joined SHE Software in 2018 to head up the company’s talent management function, and to shape the culture within which the company operates.

With more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions in HR, people and training, Kimberly brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. She is passionate about helping others navigate their paths successfully through leadership development and coaching.

Kimberly holds a BBA in Human Resource Management from Davenport University and is a Certified Professional Coach.

Quick Fire Facts…

Favourite way to relax: Gardening, cooking, biking and kayaking with my husband, eight children and seven grandchildren.  

What health and safety means to you: A responsibility we should all own so that everyone gets to enjoy long fulfilling lives with their loved ones. 

One word that describes you: Adventurous.  

Guilty pleasure:  Watching The Bachelor (while in the US) and Love Island (while in the UK). 

What would your super power be? Reading other people’s thoughts – because I care about people and know that people can get stuck by thoughts that are clouding up their minds. 


Paul Houston, APAC Manager, New Zealand

Paul is joined SHE Software in 2016 and is responsible for SHE Software’s operations in the APAC region, based in our New Zealand office in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay.

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 and Port Facilities Security Officer.

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

Quick Fire Facts…

First job: Apprentice diesel mechanic and general maintenance engineer. 

Biggest health and safety no-no: The mindset which thinks ‘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. 


Paul Houston - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management



Steffan Kilmer - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Steffan Kilmer, Head of Sales (US)

“I am most passionate about empowering my team to lead all things with integrity.”

Steffan came to SHE Software in 2018, and leads the company’s US sales activity.

With more than a decade of experience in the EHS technology sector, his focus is on the development of new markets in the US and building SHE Software’s Stateside presence.

Quick Fire Facts…

Tell us a bit about yourself: Having visited 54 countries, I believe the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. 

Favourite movie: Good Will Hunting. 

One word that describes you: Passionate. 

Ideal travel destination: I’ve yet to travel to Vietnam.  

Guilty pleasure: Good red wine. 

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, following a period as Chairman, took up the role of full-time CEO in 2014.

Having begun his career as an engineer before moving into management consultancy, Matthew combines strong commercial and leadership skills with strategic insight, developed through almost three decades in a variety of roles.

He has extensive executive experience in both large and small businesses, including as CEO of ESR Technology, a €12m t/o manufacturer and engineering consultancy and as MD of Atkins Management Consulting division (t/o €80m).

Matthew holds an MBA from INSEAD and a 1st class degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.

Quick Fire Facts…

First job: Production Supervisor in fish finger factory. 

Biggest health and safety no-no: Using 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:India, without a doubt. I backpacked there for three months – so much history and so much humanity. 

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



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.” 

Andy joined SHE Software in 2015, coming from a well-established and successful career in sales in which he focused on building and developing businesses.

Andy has more than three decades of experience in bringing products to market and building high performance sales teams. Since joining SHE Software, he has dramatically improved the company’s win-rate and has increased pipeline coverage, resulting in the company’s 60% year on year growth.

Leveraging his military background as an electronics engineer in the Royal Navy, Andy believes that teams thrive upon mutual respect.

Quick Fire Facts…

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. 



Debbie Andrew - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Debbie Andrew, Vice President, Finance

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

Debbie came to SHE Software in 2016 and heads up a closely-knit team overseeing the company’s financial functions.

Debbie has a strong background in finance and financial management, having begun her career with KPMG. During her time there, she held several senior roles in Audit and Insolvency, before moving to Texas Instruments Inc as a Finance Business Partner.

Debbie has a 1st class degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Quick Fire Facts…

First job: I 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! 

Guilty pleasure: Watching Friends on repeat. Even though I have all the DVDs, I will still watch them on TV whenever they are on! 



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 came to SHE Software in 2013 with the aim of building the qualified opportunities required to meet the company’s ambitious growth objectives.

With a varied background encompassing manufacturing, construction and oil and gas, Chris combines international sales experience with strong demand generation skills.

A graduate of the University of Manchester, Institute of Science & Technology, Chris was, at the time, the youngest person ever to obtain a Professional Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Quick Fire Facts…

First job: I started my career on a graduate scheme in a large engineering company. 

Biggest health and safety no-no: ‘Zero’ initiatives, which drive the 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 Rydings - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Chris Rydings, Chief Technical Officer

“Innovative solutions enable us to be efficient, flexible, reliable and cost assured for all our customers.”

Chris joined SHE Software in 2018 and heads up the company’s development operations and technical support functions.

With more than 20 years of experience in IT and technology, Chris has served in a variety of senior roles in diverse sectors including higher education, finance and IT service management. His combination of exceptional technical know-how and commercial acumen enables him in the development and implementation of robust infrastructure solutions.

With outstanding interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, Chris is a natural leader, who thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments.

Quick Fire Facts…

One word that describes you: Decent. 

Favourite way to relax: My real passion is music, and I’ve played bass guitar in various bands over the last 30 years.  

Ultimate travel destination: I would love to visit Japan to sample their culture and their large vibrant cities. 

One thing you could not live without: My wife. 

Guilty pleasure: Buying bass guitars (don’t tell the wife!). 



David Foley - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

David Foley, Vice President, Customer Relations

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

David came to SHE Software in 2017 from a diverse background spanning sales, operations, change management and fundraising, mostly in the financial services sector.

With the benefit of 20 years of people-focused professional experience, David’s role centres on ‘best in class’ customer service, delivered by a global project management and training team, technical support desk and customer relationship management. His focus is on building long term, sustainable customer relationships and ensuring the customer is at the centre of everything SHE Software does.

David holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University, a BA in Business from OU, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Quick Fire Facts…

First job: I worked in the Court of Session as a QC’s 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: The Wolf of Wall Street. 

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

Guilty pleasure:  Shopping. 



Kimberly Baker - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Kimberly Baker, Vice President, Talent

“My mission in life is about making a difference in others’ lives, helping them to reach their fullest potential and walking alongside them to discover what they were made to do.”

Kimberly joined SHE Software in 2018 to head up the company’s talent management function, and to shape the culture within which the company operates.

With more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions in HR, people and training, Kimberly brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. She is passionate about helping others navigate their paths successfully through leadership development and coaching.

Kimberly holds a BBA in Human Resource Management from Davenport University and is a Certified Professional Coach.

Quick Fire Facts…

Favourite way to relax: Gardening, cooking, biking and kayaking with my husband, eight children and seven grandchildren.  

What health and safety means to you: A responsibility we should all own so that everyone gets to enjoy long fulfilling lives with their loved ones. 

One word that describes you: Adventurous.  

Guilty pleasure:  Watching The Bachelor (while in the US) and Love Island (while in the UK). 

What would your super power be? Reading other people’s thoughts – because I care about people and know that people can get stuck by thoughts that are clouding up their minds. 



Paul Houston - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Paul Houston, APAC manager, New Zealand

Paul is joined SHE Software in 2016 and is responsible for SHE Software’s operations in the APAC region, based in our New Zealand office in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay.

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 and Port Facilities Security Officer.

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

Quick Fire Facts…

First job: Apprentice diesel mechanic and general maintenance engineer. 

Biggest health and safety no-no: The mindset which thinks ‘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. 



Steffan Kilmer - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Steffan Kilmer, Head of Sales (US)

“I am most passionate about empowering my team to lead all things with integrity.”

Steffan came to SHE Software in 2016, and leads the company’s US sales activity. 

With more than a decade of experience in the EHS technology sector, his focus is on the development of new markets in the US and building SHE Software’s Stateside presence.  

Quick Fire Facts…

Tell us a bit about yourself: Having visited 54 countries, I believe the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. 

Favourite movie: Good Will Hunting. 

One word that describes you: Passionate. 

Ideal travel destination: I’ve yet to travel to Vietnam.  

Guilty pleasure: Good red wine. 


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Our Partnerships


As part of our vision, we’re building a network of partners and associates across the world, whose skills, products, and expertise combine with ours to provide customers with the answer to their health and safety management challenges.


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Our Industry Memberships


ROSPA Member - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

RoSPA are a registered charity committed to preventing accidents, all the while seeking to strike the right balance between prescription and individual choice. They promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.

Safety Groups UK Member - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

Safety Groups UK is the co-ordinating body for the network of local Safety Groups throughout the UK. Established in 1947, their aim is to promote health and safety by supporting a thriving national network of health and safety Groups.

ISO Quality Services Ltd - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

ISO Quality Services Ltd is an independent organisation that specialises in the implementation, certification, training and continued auditing of ISO and BS EN Management Standards. They provide a simple, cost effective and no nonsense route to BS EN ISO certification.

Road Safety Markings Association - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) represents and supports its members and the industry as a whole, providing a base for discussion, training and standards that help to ensure the health and safety of operators and to develop a highly trained, fully-qualified workforce.

Microsoft Partner - Your Expert Partner for Health and Safety Management

The Microsoft Partner Network is committed to helping more than 160 million mutual customers worldwide realize their full potential.