Paul Sutherland joins the Board at AssessTech

We are delighted to announce that ex-Network Rail Operations Director Paul Sutherland has recently joined the Board of AssessTech as a non-exec director.

Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his 37-year career working in the UK and overseas.

He has been working with the team in Australia to help develop a strategy to introduce electronic competence management and open doors with key connections in the region.  He will be working closely with the senior management team in AssessTech to help guide the business forward over the next 12 months. 


Paul Sutherland, non-Exec Director, AssessTech

Paul started his career at British Rail. He worked his way through different positions in British Rail to the general manager for the Sussex Route which he helped turn around in 18 months, to the top performing route on the Network. Paul was Professional Head of Operations, Network Rail where he was charged with delivering standards changes the rail during the London Olympics. Paul was the Head of Transformation for Digital Railway before moving to Sydney in 2018, leading on making positive and achievable transformation across Australia. Paul returned to the UK in 2021 to retire but because of his passion to make a difference, he’s taken a role working as a consultant 2 days a week as well as working with the team at AssessTech. 

He is really passionate about making a difference, has a wealth of knowledge working in railway operations and is driven by helping individuals develop and grow their own skills, confidence and knowledge.  He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Railway Operators and was a founding member and Chair of the Institute of Railway Operators in Australia from 2019-2021.  

Paul said, “I am delighted to be joining the Board of AssessTech.  I have a lot of experience in the railway and even though I was aiming for retirement, I feel I have so much knowledge and insight to offer AssessTech, so it made sense to join the team.  I am looking forward to getting to know the wider team better and working with the senior management team to help them expand further and achieve their goals.”  

It’s exciting times ahead for AssessTech. We invest heavily in our staff as we know they are the core to our success and it’s great to be surrounded by so many intelligent, enthusiastic individuals who are as passionate as me about improving safety on the railway. It’s fantastic to have Paul join the Board as his wealth of knowledge and connections will be imperative to helping shape and evolve our strategy going forward.
Gabriel Stroud

CEO, AssessTech