FORMER High Sheriff, Kay Marriott, has been appointed as county president for St John Ambulance Isle of Wight.
Born and bred on the Island, Kay trained as a nurse and worked in the field of health promotion, leading and managing the Island’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Service at St Mary’s hospital from 2006 to 2020.
She later became interim head of nursing and clinical director for the Community Directorate.
She has been a magistrate since March 2019, and is also a Trustee of Age UK Isle of Wight, a volunteer for Northwood House, and an active member of Isle of Wight Cantata Choir.
“I am delighted to be appointed as the County President for St John Ambulance on the Isle of Wight and look forward to working with our dedicated team, who do so much for our Island community,” said Kay.
Isle of Wight Priory chair of The Order of St John, Maurice Sheen, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have Kay on board.
“Her professional experience, enthusiasm and approachability combine to make her a worthy successor to her predecessor, professor Anthony Roberts, who gave many years of distinguished service."