Organisational structure and staff

RBG Kew currently employs nearly 1,000 staff across our teams, including RBG Kew Enterprises, our commercial subsidiary. Our experts comprise of over 300 scientists and over 150 horticulturists.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Director of RBG, Kew
Richard Deverell


Curates the collection of living plants and provides integrated education and interpretation based on this world-leading resource. The Directorate supports the organisation's science, conservation, and visitor programmes. The living collections are housed within the historical landscapes and buildings at Kew and Wakehurst.

Director of Gardens
Richard Barley

Head of Safeguarding
Ella Remes

Head of Learning and Participation
Julia Willison

Head of Interpretation 
Sharon Willoughby

Head of School of Horticulture
Tim Hughes

Head of Garden Design
Richard Wilford

Curator of Living Collections
Simon Toomer

Head of Glasshouse Collections
Greg Redwood

Head of Arboretum Temperate Collections
Anthony Hall

Head of Gardens Temperate Collections
Martin O'Halloran

Head of Plant Records and Collection Support
Tom Freeth

Head of Tree Collections and Arboriculture
Kevin Martin

Information & Technology

Chief Information Officer
Ian McKetty

Head of IT Infrastructure
Jason Good

Head of IT Service Management, Compliance & Security
Tad Moszumanski 

Head of IT Service Quality & Reporting
Cliff Heskins

Head of Enterprise Systems

Amy Wright

Marketing and Commercial Enterprise

Responsible for commercial activities including retail, publishing, licensing, adult education and venue hire, as well as visitor programming at Kew, marketing, digital experience, media relations and creative services. Commercial activities are operated by RBG Kew Enterprises Limited.

Director, Marketing and Commercial Enterprise
Sandra Botterell

Head of Commercial Activities
Adam Thow

Head of Communications
Ciara O'Sullivan

Head of Digital Experience
Sarah Ilieva 

Head of Creative Services
Jeff Eden

Head of Sales and Marketing
Paul Guthrie

Head of Visitor Programmes and Exhibitions
Paul Denton

Galleries and Exhibition Leader
The Shirley Sherwood and Marianne North Galleries at Kew provide public exhibition facilities for Kew’s extensive botanic art collection and for exhibiting new works of botanic art.
Maria Devaney

Head of Business Planning and Analysis
Tom DiMaio

Head of Visitor Operations
Kim Francis


Director, Resources
Fern Stoner

Head of Procurement
Joanna McKelvey

Head of Finance
Simon Knapp

Director of Human Resources
Sarah Donnelly

Head of Government Affairs
Vicki Harrison Neves

Head of Governance and Director's Office
Rachel Pan

General Counsel
Diane Scott

Head of Estates and Facilities 
Peter Alesbury


Director of Science
Professor Alexandre Antonelli

Deputy Director of Science
Professor Monique Simmonds

Deputy Director of Science (Bioinformatics and Genomics)
Dr Paul Kersey

Head, Collections 
Dr Alan Paton

Head, Identification and Naming
Dr Tim Utteridge

Head, Conservation Science
Dr Colin Clubbe 

Head, Natural Capital and Plant Health
Dr Paul Wilkin

Head, Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology
Dr William Baker

Acting Head, Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis
Dr Alan Paton

Head, Office of the Science Directorate
Dr Clive Hayter

Head, Library, Art and Archives
Fiona Ainsworth


Director of Wakehurst
Ed Ikin

Head of Visitor Experience and Commercial
Jamie Osborne

Head of Marketing and Strategic Communications
Anna Zeuner

Head of Public Programs
Lorraine Lecourtois

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.

Kew Foundation

Kew Foundation raises funds from individuals, companies and trusts to support Kew’s work. It also manages Kew's Friends membership scheme.

Director of Foundation
Meredith Pierce Hunter

Director of Membership
Laura Hayward

Director of Engagement
Kate Scally

Director of Development
Judith Kerr

Director of Business Services
Karl Newton

Bentham-Moxon Trust

The mission of the Bentham-Moxon Trust is to provide financial support for botanical collections and research that further the work of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.