Maurice Flux comes from a longstanding Isle of Wight farming family with a history dating back to 1747. He was educated at Ryde School, where many years later he became a governor, holding positions of Vice Chairman and Chairman of Finance. Upon leaving school he joined the family farming business, which he took over following the death of his father. He was Chairman of the IW National Farmers Union in the early 90’s and a Godshill Parish Councillor for 10 Years. For the past 20 years Maurice has also been Chairman of an Island nursing home group. He became a Trustee of the Daisie Rich Trust in 2007.