The Sutherland Education team is headed up by its founding Director, Andrew Sutherland. Andrew has worked in guardianship since his mother founded the first organisation, Kith and Kind, in 1965. Andrew’s vast experience in the independent sector, as a school master and deputy head, makes him a rare and sagacious source of knowledge and advice.
Working alongside Andrew as his PA and Director of Development is Dr Sarah McIntyre. Sarah attended Cambridge University as a student and lecturer and now works with the team to shape our service provision and plan our future direction as a company.
Kristy Bannon is our Guardianship Manager who takes care of the daily running of guardianship and organises our ongoing promotion and recruitment. Kristy is a Master’s graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, USA and her research skills have given her finely tuned skills in communication which ensure that all our stakeholders: students, parents, guardians and schools can work together effectively.
Assisting Kristy in her role, we have a Guardianship Administrator, Wioletta Laszyn. Wioletta is also a Master’s graduate, specializing in Education Management. Wioletta has been with the team for many years and her knowledge and experience is invaluable, particularly with regard to safeguarding our students and vetting our families.
Anne Tissera is our Finance Manager, who not only ensures the expedient turn-around of transactions, from payment of bills to the swift return of deposits, but also sets our company targets and budgets.
Last, but in no way least, we also have an Oxford graduate and member of the Sutherland clan, Peter, who is our careers consultant and full-time brother to Andrew.