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Alister Esam

Founder and CEO

Alister Esam trained for 6 years to become a pensions actuary then spent the subsequent 16 years trying to escape that career. A feat that he claims he has succeeded in achieving against desperate odds.His focus now is on turning eShare’s success in the UK into a global phenomenon. His fundamental business philosophy is “do great things and great things happen”.


Janet Jones

Head of client relations

Janet Jones has been with eShare since 2006. Jan spent her earlier years in a variety of HR and pensions roles, during which she demonstrated an aptitude for implementing and developing IT systems. Jan and her team support eShare’s clients in the UK and internationally. The team’s focus is on ensuring that the eShare experience for clients is both enjoyable and worthwhile.


Simon Machin

Director of sales UK

Simon Machin has over 19 years of software sales experience and has been a part of eShare sales team for over 10 years, taking a proactive and consultative approach to sales. Simon’s role now is to translate the UK success of BoardPacks into global success across all our product portfolio through an expanding chain of global partners as well as a growing sales team.


Camilla Braithwaite

Head of Marketing

Camilla Braithwaite brings more than 16 years of marketing expertise to her role at eShare. As ‘Head of Marketing’, her primary focus is raising eShare’s impact worldwide. She heads up a dynamic marketing team who have a combined expertise across a variety of digital and traditional marketing disciplines. Camilla enjoys the innovative and progressive environment at eShare, spending time with our clients and finding new ways to explain our products to the people who need it.


Tim Haines

Product development manager

Tim has more than 10 years of experience working with and developing the eShare suite of products. Tim started working for eShare as a developer on eShare 2008 and has now progressed to manage the development team who are responsible for all new features and improvements that get introduced to BoardPacks. Tim enjoys listening to client and internal suggestions to improve the product and finding ways to introduce these within the system.


Andrew Watts

Head of IT Infrastructure

Andrew has over 19 years of IT related experience including support, management and systems architecture and has been in many different positions within the IT domain. Andrew’s main responsibility is to ensure the safe and secure running of all of eShare’s datacentres alongside his team of dedicated technical staff. Andrew has been with eShare for 2 years and is constantly working on ways to achieve better performance and security for eShare’s customers and employees ensuring future success.


Laura Parker

Financial Controller & Executive Assistant to the CEO

Laura brings over 10 years administration experience to her role, joining eShare more than six years ago as Alister’s Personal Assistant. Laura’s extensive experience and attention to detail has seen her become the financial controller and Alister’s Executive Assistant, as well as overseeing the administration team, who’s primary role is to ensure the smooth running of the finance, legal and HR administration departments. Laura’s keen eye for detail played a large part in eShare obtaining ISO27001 accreditation. Laura thrives on the knowledge that she is improving the working experience through the support her team provides.


Dave Simmonds

Development Delivery Manager

Dave has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT industry developing software. His expertise includes both bespoke and product orientated software solutions.

Dave manages the development teams across multiple countries who are responsible for progressing eShare’s solutions forward, and his passion for technology ensures our products benefit from the latest technologies.