Andrew is founder and Principal of Sutherland Education. The Sutherland’s have provided educational guardianship services for over 50 years. Alongside his senior roles in schools of Deputy Head, Senior Master, and Senior Housemaster i/c boarding, Andrew has worked continuously in guardianship since his Mother founded the UK’s first guardianship association in 1965 (the Kith and Kind Association).

He pioneered the current guardianship sector by starting Sutherland Education in 1990. His commitment to the safeguarding, wellbeing, personal development and academic success of all his students, spurred him to initiate the foundation of AEGIS, bringing together a group of co-founders which led to its launch in the House of Lords in 1997. He has wide experience in education both in the UK and overseas at a senior management level and has been invited to give seminars and appear as a guest speaker both in the UK and as far afield as China.

He is currently the Chair of Governors at Claremont Fan Court School in Esher (950 pupils from 3 to 18 years) For his roles and work.


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“I have always been passionate about looking after, and presenting good leadership to, young people. We should leave the world in a better place than we found it and the most effective way to achieve this is through education”

Andrew’s choice of quote:

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”Nelson Mandela


    Head of Music/ English Teacher/ Scout Master: Kai Chung Secondary School, Bintangor, Sarawak, Malaysia (VSO)

    History Teacher: Kingsdale Comprehensive School, London (inner city state school)

    Senior housemaster, history and sports master: Millfield School, Somerset (independent school)

    Senior housemaster, English teacher: Campion School, Athens, Greece

    Deputy head, senior housemaster, English/sport: Claremont Fan Court School (independent boarding school)

    English teacher: Hackney Down school, London (inner city state school)

    Founder and CEO: Sutherland Education (established 1990)

    Originator & co-founder, Hon. Sec. AEGIS (Assoc for the Education and Guardianship of International students)

    Co-principal and co-founder: London International Study Centre (proprietorial 6th form college)

    Co-director and co-founder: Sutherland Day Nursery (Proprietorial: for 70 children – OFSTED Outstanding)

    Chair of Governors: Claremont Fan Court School, Esher, Surrey (Independent School)

    Hobbies: Andrew achieved high representative levels in various activities: in sport (rugby, squash and athletics); in music (violin); in sea kayaking (1st circumnavigation expedition of the Faroe Islands): in sailing (Yacht Master Offshore)

    Interests: Philosophy and religion; global economics and politics