BEMBRIDGE Harbour Trust has announced two new patrons and one new trustee.

New patron Sir Ian Cheshire is chairman of Barclays UK, and non-executive director of BT.

He has also served as lead non executive director for the government, campaign chairman of Heads Together, chair of the Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund and is a trustee of The Institute for Government.

He was previously chief executive of Kingfisher.

He and his wife Kate have had a home in Bembridge for more than 20 years.

Also a new patron is Sir Paul Kenny, who worked in construction and various industries including local government.

He was appointed an official of the then General and Municipal Workers' Union in 1979, becoming GMB London regional secretary in 1991 and general secretary for two terms from 2006 to 2016.

He was president of the TUC in 2012 and served twice on the board of the Health and Safety Executive.

He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2015 for his services to trade unions, the same year he moved to the Isle of Wight, where he remains actively engaged on issues of social justice and community values.

New trustee William Bland is a chartered accountant who worked for multi-national and medium-sized firms of accountants in London before setting up his own practice.

He was treasurer of the Amersham Society, a charity set up to conserve the heritage of the historic old town.

He spent holidays in Bembridge for many years with his growing family, before setting up permanent residence ten years ago with his wife, on retirement.

He is a member of Bembridge Sailing Club and is a keen Bembridge One Design sailor.