Col Snagge was brought up in Cowes and is a keen sailor.
He served in the Army for 36 years, all over the world and then spent 10 years working in support of reserve and cadet forces in Greater London and Yorkshire, before moving back to his family home in Cowes.
His interests include ex-service welfare, support to reserves and cadets, and sailing training.
He is married to Jenny, an Australian, and has four grown up children and growing number of grand-children.
Brigadier Sheen was born, educated and grew up in Carisbrooke. He was for many years a secondary school teacher and an officer in the Army Reserve. Spending 39 years both full and part-time with the British Army, he served in the UK, Germany, the Gulf region and the Balkans. Working closely with fledgling national armies, he led military teams that established the Army officer academy in both Iraq and Afghanistan, known by the media as “Sandhurst in the Sand”. He was awarded the US Bronze Star for his work in Iraq and created CBE for his service in Afghanistan.
He is currently the Hampshire and Isle of Wight chair for South East Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (SERFCA), county chair for St John Ambulance and a volunteer at Osborne House.
Living at Totland Bay, some of his interests are cricket, music, theatre and history.
Patrick is the younger son of the late 4th Baron Mottistone, who was Lord-Lieutenant (1986-1995) and Governor (1992-1995) of the Isle of Wight.
Patrick spent much of his early childhood on the Island visiting his grandmother and family and then coming to live here full-time with his parents from 1975. He bought his first house in 1989 in Brook and in 1998 Dunsbury Farm which he ran together with his wife Susannah. Their three children went to school initially on the Island and have been brought up with the Island as their home.
Patrick and Susannah have passionately supported a range of activities in their local community including the local Church, the RNLI, farming, horse-riding, and sailing. Patrick has been a Governor of Hordle Walhampton School, a Director of Cowes Week Limited, and was a founder Director of the Royal Yacht Squadron Isle of Wight Foundation. He retains an active interest in yachting and education.
Patrick was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (MA in History) and INSEAD, Fontainbleau, France (MBA).
After initially training as an Industrial Engineer for Schweppes Limited he went into the City and over time specialised as a corporate finance adviser to technology companies. He is currently Managing Partner and a co-founder of a US-based firm called Mooreland Partners which specialises in mergers and acquisitions for technology companies.
Patrick is using his financial and City expertise to advise the Isle of Wight Council’s Infrastructure Transport Group.
Shirley Robertson, Double Olympic Gold Medallist was born in Dundee, Scotland. She currently lives in Cowes with her two children. She started sailing in a kit boat built by her father at Loch Ard Sailing Club, Trossachs.
Shirley won her first Olympic medal in Sydney 2000 (Europe Class) and then Athens in 2004 (Yngling Class).
She was named female World Sailor of the Year by the International Sailing Federation in 2000 and was awarded an MBE in 2000 and OBE in 2005.
In 2006 she became the main presenter of Mainsail, a CNN Monthly programme devoted to sailing world. She has also presented for BBC South TV and has hosted Scotland’s sports Saturday programme and presented Grandstand.
She also enjoys dancing, films, cycling and being with friends.
Mr Oulton grew up on the Isle of Wight and now lives in Ningwood with his wife Claire. He read History at Oriel College, Oxford and served with the 16th/5th The Queen’s Royal Lancers before the inevitable post-Army stint in the City. After teaching Latin and Greek for 10 years in both prep and senior schools, he set up an educational publishing business and now continues to publish books for schools from his home in the West Wight.
Mr Oulton is a Trustee of Brading Roman Villa and Churchwarden at Shalfleet, where he is heavily involved in fundraising and repairs programmes.
Born in Cowes, Mr Medley spent his early adult life living and working in Europe as an Industrial Engineer and Manager.
On returning to the Island in the late 1970’s he founded and ran his own Information Technology Business, retiring in 2001. With a history of working for the community in school governorships, as chairman of the Isle of Wight Health Authority and various directorships in local companies, he is currently the Chairman of the Daisie Rich Trust, an Isle of Wight Charity, and helps promote The Queen’s Award for Enterprise throughout the Island.
Mrs Longford is married to David and has three sons and four grandchildren.
She is retired with a nursing background and has been Trustee of the WI both locally and nationally for the past twenty years and recently served ten years at the Island Chairman. She is currently a Trustee of Carisbrooke Castle Museum Trust.
Mrs Locke’s background is in business and enterprise and in 2016 she won The Queens Award for Enterprise Promotion.
A former High Sheriff of the Island she is now active in The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Fellowship and is a Trustee of various foundations including the 1851 Marine Trust in Portsmouth.