James 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.