Our Team

StudentSafe has been built by a team of experts in the travel and transport sector.

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Our StudentSafe management team are passionate experts who all have deep commercial experience delivering world-class school transport into schools and colleges.

Mathew Hassell
CEO, Founder

Mathew Hassell

Mathew has 30 years as a disrupter within the technology/ground transport sector. He was the founder of Burgundy Global, Matrix Connections and most recently Zeelo and Transport2 UK Ltd. Mathew has built a reputation for building high growth innovative and market leading businesses within the Maas space.

Mathew has 30 years as a disrupter within the technology/ground transport sector. He was the founder of Burgundy Global, Matrix Connections and most recently Zeelo and Transport2 UK Ltd. Mathew has built a reputation for building high growth innovative and market leading businesses within the Maas space.
Marketing

Kate Anstis

Aside from growing her own business, Kate has over 25 years commercial marketing experience working with B2B and B2C brands to develop clear business and marketing strategies that deliver outstanding results. Having worked for similar businesses, she also has a deep understanding of what schools, parents and pupils need from their home-to-school transport.

Aside from growing her own business, Kate has over 25 years commercial marketing experience working with B2B and B2C brands to develop clear business and marketing strategies that deliver outstanding results. Having worked for similar businesses, she also has a deep understanding of what schools, parents and pupils need from their home-to-school transport.
Jonathan Stern
Finance Director

Jonathan Stern

Jonathan Stern (ACMA) has 25 years-experience in travel and technology related businesses. Finance Director of Virgin Holiday. Co-Found of Trainline.com. CFO Holiday Taxis and CoachHire.com

Jonathan Stern (ACMA) has 25 years-experience in travel and technology related businesses. Finance Director of Virgin Holiday. Co-Found of Trainline.com. CFO Holiday Taxis and CoachHire.com
Fergal Roche
Advisor

Fergal Roche

Fergal is a former headmaster of Northbourne Park School and St Andrews School, Eastbourne and ex-Chairman of Governors for Saint Gabriel’s College, a previous member of the Board of Trustees for the Guildford Diocese Education Trust and ex-Chair of the Board for Guildford Education Partnership. He has also held a variety of non-executive, advisory and consultancy roles within the education sector giving him a deep, commercial understanding of running a school and what parents and pupils need and what they’re not getting.

Fergal is a former headmaster of Northbourne Park School and St Andrews School, Eastbourne and ex-Chairman of Governors for Saint Gabriel’s College, a previous member of the Board of Trustees for the Guildford Diocese Education Trust and ex-Chair of the Board for Guildford Education Partnership. He has also held a variety of non-executive, advisory and consultancy roles within the education sector giving him a deep, commercial understanding of running a school and what parents and pupils need and what they’re not getting.
Kit Ruperal
IT Director

Kit Ruparel

Kit has over 20 years of commercial product development experience, executing R&D, IT, business operations, branding and consulting projects; the majority of which has been gained at start-ups that have been taken through VC funding rounds, private equity raisings, management buy-outs, acquisitions, spin-offs and public listings. He was closely involved in the development of the Kura technology platform.

Kit has over 20 years of commercial product development experience, executing R&D, IT, business operations, branding and consulting projects; the majority of which has been gained at start-ups that have been taken through VC funding rounds, private equity raisings, management buy-outs, acquisitions, spin-offs and public listings. He was closely involved in the development of the Kura technology platform.
Ian Davies
Advisor

Ian Davies

Ian was former headmaster at Brentwood School for the last 15 years, and before that, Headmaster at St. Dunstan’s College for 6 years and a Non-executive Director at Mount House School. He pioneered the use of tracking and swiping technology for home-to-school services to increase the safeguarding of pupils.

Ian was former headmaster at Brentwood School for the last 15 years, and before that, Headmaster at St. Dunstan’s College for 6 yearsand a Non-executive Director at Mount House School. He pioneered theuse of tracking and swiping technology for home-to-school services to increase the safeguarding of pupils.