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


Mrs Claire Locke DL

Claire Locke is the Chair of the Daisie Rich Trust. Her background is in Business and Enterprise, having founded one of the first online fashion businesses in the UK. Subsequently, she was a Patron of the Prince’s Trust for many years and Vice Chair of the Enterprise Fellowship, supporting young people to start their own business. She is a former High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2015. She is also a Trustee of the UKSA, a leading youth opportunities charity.

Mr James Attrill DL

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 Newport Grammar School Trust.

Mrs Dawn Haig-Thomas

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 was appointed High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight for the 2023/24 year. She has been a Trustee of the Daisie Rich Trust since 2021.

Mrs Naomi Keyte

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.


Mrs Lyn Mitchell

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.

Mrs Ann Medley

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.


Mr Adrian Medley DL

Adrian Medley served as Chairman of the Daisie Rich Trust from 2004 to 2022.  A retired Deputy Lieutenant, Chairman of the Isle of Wight Health Authority, and former governor of Wootton Primary and Ryde School; he was founder of the IT company, Cemoc, in 1981, retiring in 2001.  Adrian has extensive charity and business experience throughout the Island. Born and educated in Cowes, he worked in Europe during the 1970’s as an Industrial Engineer but returned home to the Island to set up various businesses.

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