Meet The Team

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination” – Nelson Mandela

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.

Wioletta Lazsyn is our Guardianship Manager who takes care of the daily running of guardianship and organises our ongoing promotion and recruitment. 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.

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.

Nathalie Duvauchel-Dashwood – BSc (Hons)

Key Guardian

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 and a course coordinator with the Family Development Foundation (, Nathalie proves the saying, if you want something doing, ask a busy person. She has all the experience to make right decisions and provide good guidance to families and students and adds a special dynamic to our team. She has completed 2 Safeguarding courses.

Ann Doyle

Key Guardian

In her many years with SE Ann has had more than 20 children from all over the country attending different independent schools; some of them from 13 years old through to their graduation. Many still keep in touch with Ann through email and Facebook

Rika Sturges – BA (Hons)

Key Guardian

Rika entered Sutherland Education guardianship in 1992 at the age of 12. Leaving her school in Japan, she was starting an education in the UK at the City of London Freeman’s School. She continued with SE guardianship through university until 2002.