Jonathan has lifelong connections with the Island, being baptised and married in Bembridge, where his family always retained a home.
After studying Medicine at Lincoln College, Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, he served eleven years, worldwide, in the Royal Army Medical Corps including Gulf War 1.
For twenty eight rewarding years he was a ’traditional’ GP and GP Trainer in a very rural isolated two partner practice based on Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham. The area was the same size as the Isle of Wight but atop the Pennines. Responding to an epidemic of suicides in 1991, he was involved with establishing the charity “UTASS” to support the isolated farming and village community, serving as chair for ten years and resigning in 2021. He was a trustee of St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington for seven
years, and a trustee of “AVF Launchpad”, a national charity that provides accommodation and support to help veterans make a successful transition from military to civilian life.
His interests include his dogs, sailing, gardening and all rural pursuits. He retired to Bembridge, serving as Commodore for Bembridge Sailing Club 2019-2021, during the Covid 19 pandemic.
He married Sarah in 2015 and has three adult sons.
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 has three sons and four grandchildren.
She is retired with a nursing background and was a Trustee of the WI both locally and nationally for over forty years and recently served two terms of ten years as County 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.
Gill’s working career was in the NHS where she worked as a nurse, a midwife and an Associate Director. Gill is Chairman of Carisbrooke Castle Museum Trust and West Wight Sports and Community Centre Trust, and a non – executive director of Two Saints, a not for profit Housing Association providing accommodation, help and support to homeless people across the South of England.
Gill is a Freshwater Parish Councilor and her family have been based in the West Wight for several generations.
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.
Mrs Collins was appointed Deputy Lieutenant in July 2017.
She is Trustee of IW Sports Foundation, and is a committee member for EM Hospice Christmas Fair, the Isle of Wight Literary Festival and Young People on the Island.
Mrs Mary Case was born and brought up on the Island. Apart from 3 years in London, she has lived and worked on the Island all her life.
She has been member of the Isle of Wight beekeepers Association since 1984, during that time she has been hon. Secretary, committee member and president. Her beekeeping hobby grew into a business, she is now a bee farmer. Mary is a founder member of the Island Farmer’s Market and at present is Treasurer and co-ordinator. A former High Sheriff, she recently became President of the Community Action IW Awards
Mary is married to Geoff, a farmer, they have two grown up children.