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 eight 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 since 1989 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 and a property business. Currently president of the Isle of Wight Country Landowners’ Business Association, he also holds trusteeships with the Daisie Rich Trust, Isle of Wight High Sheriff’s Trust and the RYS Charitable Foundation.
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.
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.
Dawn Haig-Thomas moved to the Island with her young family in 2012 following a career in management consultancy and international development. Since then, she has participated in the local community through trusteeships with UKSA, CPRE and East Cowes Heritage Centre, as well as being a governor of Ryde School. She has been a Trustee of the Daisie Rich Trust since 2021.
Naomi Keyte comes from a longstanding Isle of Wight family whose generations date back to pre-15th century. Naomi has worked on the Island in the housing and social care sector for over 25 years and currently heads up care, support and specialist housing services for a housing provider. Naomi has recently developed the Island’s first extra care schemes, meeting the council’s strategy for strengthening the approach for independent living. Naomi is also a Trustee for a pension board. She became a Trustee of the Daisie Rich Trust in 2021
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