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.
Lord Brabazon was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 1993.
He has been a Member of the House of Lords since 1976, and from 1984 to 1986 was a House of Lords Government whip and a Lord in Waiting.
He then became a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Transport, holding that post until 1989. Lord Brabazon was then made a Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In early 1990 he returned to the Department of Transport as Minister of State, holding that post until leaving office at the 1992 general election.
In 2001 he was Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees (House of Lords), and from 2002 to 2012 he was Chairman of Committees (House of Lords).
He was appointed Privy Counsellor in 2013.
The family have had a home in Bembridge since 1960, and Lord Brabazon is a former Commodore of the Bembridge Sailing Club and the Redwing Club.
After studying physics at Oxford University, Dr England taught at Wellington College where he became head of department then a housemaster.
He then spent 16 years as Headmaster of Ryde School, and remains involved in education as a school inspector and adviser, and as an author of physics textbooks. He is a governor of the Isle of Wight College.
He is married to Sue and has two adult children.
Mr Fisher was educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst from 1963-65. He was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals and served in both command and staff appointments in Germany, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, Norway and Turkey.
He had a varied career and served for 4 years as a squadron officer with the Queens Gurkha Signals in the Far East and at the other end of the spectrum commanded a Ski-borne unit in the Arctic for two years.
He was both a student and Instructor both at Sandhurst and later at the staff college. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel having commanded his regiment in Germany.
On leaving the Army he ran a software company on the Isle of Wight which specialised in the oil, gas and food process industries. This company became a global enterprise with offices in Singapore, USA, Bahrain, South Africa, Australia and Japan. The company was sold to a Japanese multinational in the late 1990s and Danny remained on the board of the Japanese parent company.
Mr Fisher retired again in 2004 and was appointed as High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight in 2006, having been appointed a deputy lieutenant for the county several years earlier.
The following year he founded a renewable energy company on the Island with offices on the mainland. He remains chairman of this enterprise.
During his time on the Island he has held many public appointments (frequently as chairman) including the local NHS, the IW college, the IW economic partnership, the Royal IW Agricultural Society, the chamber of commerce, the Royal British Legion, governor of Ryde school and the local CLA.
His children were all educated at boarding school on the Island and all still live here. The family took up residence at their present home in Ashey in 1984.
Mr Fisher’s wife Anna plays an active role in church and educational affairs on the Island.
His interests include fishing, shooting and keeping fit. Three members of his family are marathon runners but have yet to beat his time!!
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.
Mr Kingston was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2006.
By profession a Chartered Surveyor (FRICS), prior to his retirement he practised on the Island for more than 40 years.
A keen sailor, he has served as the Commodore and later a Guardian of the Royal Solent Yacht Club, and for a number of years represented Sailing on the Sports and Recreation Council.
He was a member of the old-style Isle of Wight Health Authority and was Vice-Chairman for two years before becoming the Chairman of the Isle of Wight Community Healthcare NHS Trust for five years, and oversaw the merger of the then two NHS Trusts into the current single entity.
For nine years he was a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the appointment of magistrates on the Island.
He is currently a member of the Church Council of All Saints Church, Freshwater, having previously been a Churchwarden there for 15 years.
In 2010 he was the High Sheriff of the Island for the year.
He currently chairs the Cowes Town Waterfront Trust that owns and operates the Yacht Haven in Cowes, and he also chairs two small local charities in the West Wight.
He is the Honorary Treasurer of the Island fund-raising committee of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and also of the Island supporters group of the Ocean Youth Trust.
He is married to Gillian and they have two sons and five grandchildren. He and Gill are Ambassadors for the Girl Guides on the Island.
Colonel Langford grew up on the Island before spending thirty years in the Royal Artillery.
Returning to the Island, he ran the Island Army Cadet Force for five years, spent five years on the IW Red Cross Council, on the Board of St Mary’s Hospital for twelve years: Mental Health Manager; Complaints Convenor and on the Country Land Business Association Island Regional Director for fourteen years. He was also a Case Worker for the Officers’ Association, the Distressed Gentlefolk’s Aid Association and Elizabeth Finn Care. He was also the County President of the Royal British Legion 2008/12.
He is a former High Sheriff and is currently helping to coordinate WW1 commemorations on the Island. Married to Sue (Thorley Church 1968), he has two children and six grandchildren. Colonel Langford also kept bees for 20 years until forced to give up after becoming allergic to their stings!
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.
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.
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 Partridge is President of Girlguiding Isle of Wight, a position she has held since 2004 and has served as President of Community Action Isle of Wight since 2010.
She was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant in 2009 and has a particular interest in the voluntary sector on the Island, promoting the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Shirley Robertson, Double Olympic Gold Medallist was born in Dundee, Scotland. She currently lives in Cowes with her husband Jamie Boag and 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.
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.
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.
Mrs Sheldon has lived full time on the Isle of Wight since 1994 and was High Sheriff in 2011.
She is an Accountant, having trained with KPMG in London and then set up her own practice. She now runs a Farm and a number of other businesses in West Wight.
She is a Trustee of The Isle of Wight Sports Foundation and is involved in promoting and supporting all types of Sports Clubs and organisations on the Isle of Wight. She is also a Trustee of the Royal Yacht Squadron Isle of Wight Foundation which supports young people from the Island into Marine Careers or training.
She is Chairman of the Isle of Wight branch of the Country Land and Business Association.
She lives between Freshwater and Yarmouth and is involved with the West Wight Sports and Community Centre, the Yarmouth Sailing Club, the Isle of Wight Pony Club and the Royal Solent Yacht Club.
Her interest include Country Sports, sailing, Education, tennis, riding, history and music.
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.