Three new Deputies named for Island

By IW Galleries Mar 13, 2020

Three new Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed to serve on the Isle of Wight. helping current Lord Lieutenant, Susie Sheldon with her duties.

Graham Biss, Mary Case and Gill Kennett have taken on the formal, voluntary role to support the Lord-Lieutenant until their 75th birthdays.

Graham is a strong advocate for the rural sector. He is Vice Chairman of the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society and Chairman of the County Show, President of Island’s Young Farmers Club, and Member of the IW Rural Fund Local Action Group.

Mary has been a member of the Isle of Wight beekeepers Association since 1984 and is now a bee farmer. She is a founder member of the Island Farmer’s Market and at present is Treasurer and co-ordinator. A former High Sheriff, she recently became President of the Community Action IW Awards.

Gill’s working career was in the NHS where she worked as a nurse, a midwife and an Associate Director. She is a trustee of Carisbrooke Castle Museum Trust and West Wight Sports and Community Centre Trust, and a non–executive director of Two Saints, a not for profit Housing Association. Gill is also a Freshwater Parish Councillor.