John D. Sutherland was an important figure in the development of the Tavistock Clinic
During World War II Sutherland worked on the war office selection boards (WOSB), with Eric Trist and Wilfred Bion.
Jock Sutherland became director of the new post-war Tavistock Clinic, when it was incorporated into the newly established British National Health Service in 1946. Ronald Hargreaves became deputy director of the World Health Organization. Tommy Wilson became chairman of the Tavistock Institute..