Paul Sutherland

What I do for nesma

Paul is responsible for developing our business growth strategy and opportunities to meet our ambition. He can help you to explore partnerships and collaborations and is always looking for national and international opportunities to build our brand.    

Relevant Experience

Paul works in innovation and transformation in education. His roles have been focussed on researching, framing and realising new innovative offers, enabling investment and developing services, as well as building organisations’ capacity and capability to grow. 

Paul has held posts including strategic advisor to Enginuity, DigitalCity (Teesside University), Assistant Director of Marketing Strategy at Northumbria University and Director of Innovation at NCFE. In teaching, his experience includes developing accredited and assured training and leading university undergraduate marketing and MBA modules. 


Paul is a serial entrepreneur and has had a career growing and diversifying businesses in various industries and education. Paul has been a director/ NED, owner and shareholder in businesses involved in construction, consumer goods, to materials engineering, as well as running substantial marketing, research, PR and communications agencies.   

Commercial Director