About Us

The Daisie Rich Trust is registered in England and Wales with the Charity Commission – Registered No. 236706

The Trust is managed by a board of six voluntary Trustees, who give their time and expertise for the benefit of the local Isle of Wight community: –

Born in Cowes, Adrian Medley spent his early adult life living and working in Europe.

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.

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.

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 been Chairman of a nursing home company, on the Isle of Wight, employing 235 staff and caring for 135 patients. He became a Trustee of the Daisie Rich Trust in 2007.

Claire Locke is a former High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight. Her background is in business and enterprise, although she now devotes her time to various charities and community matters. She has a particular interest in youth opportunities and is now Vice Chair of the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Fellowship. She has been a Trustee of the Daisie Rich Trust since June 2015.

David Longford has lived on the Isle of Wight since 1972, working in the defence and electronics industry, establishing a successful Isle of Wight based manufacturing company from 1981 onwards.
He has been a Chair of Governors of Ryde School, a local business angel and a Trustee of the Daisie Rich Trust since 2007.

Ann Medley is a retired teacher, having worked in Isle of Wight schools for over 30 years.
With a background of leadership positions in secondary and special education, she has extensive knowledge and experience of operating within the community. She has been a Trustee of the Daisie Rich Trust since 2007.

The Administrator / Secretary is:

Lyn Mitchell had a 24-year career within domestic banking, working both on and off the Island. She subsequently worked in a Learning Support role at the Isle of Wight College, before taking the position of Administrator / Secretary of the Daisie Rich Trust in 2004.

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