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Our people and departments

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew currently employs around 800 staff at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. Kew is led by its Director and overseen by the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees

Appointed by the Secretary of State and Her Majesty the Queen, the Board is responsible for oversight of Kew.

About the Board of Trustees


Executive Board

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is run by an Executive Board. The Executive Board is the key decision-making board that oversees the operations and delivery of RBG Kew’s strategy and plan.

The Executive Board


Organisational structure and staff

Kew currently has around 800 staff with a diverse range of expertise, operational and management skills. Some 60 per cent of staff are specialist plant and fungal scientists and botanical horticulturists.

Find out about Kew's organisational structure and staff