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.