Rika entered Sutherland Education guardianship in 1992 aged 15. After leaving school in Japan, she started her education in the UK at the City of London Freemen’s School. Before giving up professional roles to raise a family, she worked in UK government for the Department of International Trade and the equivalent Japanese government organisation (JETRO).
Ann Doyle has been involved with Sutherland Education guardianship since 2004. Her introduction was through being a Governor at Bromsgrove School, as well as two local primary schools. She served as a District Councillor for 21 years and has been Chairman of Council. Ann was also a Company Director for a number of years.
With a degree in International Business, Spanish & French, experience in tutoring at A-level, English language teaching in France, hosting international students since 2016, and being a mother of five as well as a course coordinator with the Family Development Foundation (familydevelopment.org.uk), Nathalie proves the saying, if you want something doing, ask a busy person.
Homestay Guardians Advisor & Key Guardian
Lorna has had over 20 years working with young people in a large secondary school serving as both School Counsellor and Wellbeing Officer. She is well trained in safeguarding and has an OCN qualification in counselling. Lorna has been hosting international students for over ten years and has been a key guardian with Sutherland Education
With a BA degree in Organisational Management, Gosia now has well over 20 years’ experience as an Accounts Manager. She has been working with Sutherland Education since 1999. She has been a mainstay in our accounts department and a most loyal and understanding member of our team, supporting every aspect of guardianship for our students.
Anne is a highly skilled Finance Manager with considerable experience working in accounts and administration in local government. She joined Sutherland Education in 2013. After proving to be highly successful academically in her education in Sri Lanka, she went on to gain a Chartered Accountant qualification with specialisms in Financial Management, Business, Maths and Statistics.
MA Oxon. PGCE
Peter, another member of the Sutherland clan, is an expert careers advisor who will consult on many of our Weekend workshop programmes. Peter has a wealth of classroom experience and with his legal background he can challenge young minds as much as he can motivate. He is now fully retired but busy with four grandchildren
BA (Hons) MA
Wioletta joined Sutherland Education in 2012. She is the first point of contact for our students and, from the very beginning, is careful to ensure they feel at home with their guardian. Wioletta is highly committed to supporting our guardian homestays and enabling everyone – our students, parents, guardians and schools – to work together
BA Hons (York), PGCE
CEO & Principal
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