Mr Attrill comes from a longstanding Isle of Wight farming family. Schooled on the Island he then graduated from Wye College, London University. Having worked for 20 years in the southern counties, latterly as a partner in a national land agency firm, he is now Island based where he heads up a rural surveying and planning practice. He holds partnerships in the family farm as well as a renewable energy project and a property business.
Currently president of the Isle of Wight Country Landowners Business Association he also holds trusteeships with the Daisie Rich Trust and the Shanklin Chine Trust.
Married to Nicky they have two daughters. He enjoys all things rural and the occasional bicycle ride.