People and departments
The Board of Trustees
Appointed by the Secretary of State and Her Majesty the Queen, the Board is responsible for oversight of Kew.
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.
Richard Deverell joined Kew in September 2012 after nearly 20 years at the BBC.
Staff and organisational structure
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.
Established as an independent charity in 1990, Kew Foundation raises much-needed funds from individuals, companies and trusts to support Kew’s work.
RBG Kew Enterprises
RBG Kew Enterprises Limited is a trading company wholly owned by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew's commercial activities are operated by RBG Kew Enterprises including venue hire, retail, trademark licensing, and some events. All profits are gift-aided to Kew and used to support Kew's work.