Membership Details

Designated Independent Persons
George Hibberd MBE appointed 2012

George is a native islander, and a solicitor by profession who retired in 2002 from partnership in a local law firm. He now works part time for the Tribunal Service as a chairman of panels dealing with disability benefits issues. He is also Chairman of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and sits on the boards of a local housing association and archaeological heritage trust. His passion is for motorbikes.

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tel. 522179
Liz Mackenzie appointed 2012

During my career I have been a director and trustee of a wide range of public, private and charitable organisations on the Island and in London.  I started my working life by training as a nurse (during this phase of my life I was a NUPE - as it was then - shop steward) and then I moved into public relations and marketing with a range of organisations, before becoming the Chief Executive of a Chamber of Commerce.  I then moved back to live on the Island.

On the Island I have been the chair of trustees of a pre-school and a parent governor of a primary school.  I am currently a Non-Executive Director of the Isle of Wight NHS Primary Care Trust, a lay advisor to the Wessex Deanery (which oversees the training of junior doctors), a member of the Standards Committee of the Hampshire Police Authority and the Chair of Trustees of Northwood House.

Tel. 07962 018879
Ray Smith OBE appointed June 2012

Ray is a civil engineer by training and worked for the civil service, serving for nearly 30 years throughout UK, including in Germany for 4 years. The main focus of his career was construction design, project and facility management and procurement. Ray like many other island residents first fell in love with the island on post-war family holidays. His parents moved to the island in the early 1970s and his own children, now grown up with children of their own, visit Ray at Bembridge, where he has lived since 2000. Since retirement Ray has provided independent consultancy services with his wife – supporting international development, democracy and governance and working in the Palestinian territories and East Africa.

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Tel. 07967 496313
Mark Southwell appointed June 2012

Retired Customs Officer, married with two teenage children and a resident of Cowes. Mark spent most of his career on the Island and afloat around the Solent on Customs patrol vessels instructing other officers on boat handling and coastal intelligence. His last post in Customs was to investigate complaints made against officers by the public and trade.

He is actively involved in sailing on the Island at Gurnard and Cowes and helps run the racing during Cowes Week he now looks forward to the 2011 Island Games as the organiser of sailing for the games. He joined Cowes RNLI in July 2008 and runs the lifeboat and station on behalf on the RNLI as a volunteer

[email protected]

tel. 299104

Page last updated on: 07/11/2012