Mr Grimaldi studied medicine at Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, before succeeding his father as Consultant ENT Surgeon in the Isle of Wight in 1977.
Whilst at Cambridge he obtained a short service commission in the Territorial Army.
He was appointed a DL in 2007, having recently retired after 30 years as Consultant ENT Surgeon, most of the time single-handed. He was Clinical Director of Surgical Services, and actively involved in medical management. Latterly he was a member of the Appeals Tribunal Service, dealing with appeals for social security benefits.
His public service before getting involved with the Lieutenancy included the office of High Sheriff in 2006; Chairman of East Hill Home for the Deaf; Trustee of Island Youth Water Activity Centre; Chairman of Crimestoppers IOW and President of the Saturday Club for Deaf Children.
As a DL, Mr Grimaldi has become involved in maritime matters, especially the Sea Cadets and the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO).
He has helped to establish a new wild flower meadow at Osborne House in honour of HM the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. He is a member of the County Priory Group of St John Ambulance.
He has an active interest in sailing and is a past Commodore of Bembridge Sailing Club. He is a keen gardener, often opening his garden in aid of local charities.
He is married to Davinia and has three grown up daughters and five grand children.