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
Estates and Capital Development
Director of Estates and Capital Development
Head of Estates and Facilities
Horticulture, Learning and Operations
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 Place.
Director of Horticulture, Learning and Operations
Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services
Glasshouses, Nurseries and Decorative Horticulture
Head of School of Horticulture
Garden Design and Collection Support
Head of Learning and Participation
Head of Interpretation
Information & Technology
Chief Information Officer
Head of IT Infrastructure
Head of IT Projects & Business Systems
Head of IT Service Management, Compliance & Security
Head of IT Service Support
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
Head of Commercial Activities
Head of Media Relations and Internal Communications
Head of Digital Experience
Head of Creative Services
Head of Sales and Marketing
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.
Galleries and Exhibition Leader
Head of Procurement
Head of Finance
Director of Human Resources
Head of External Affairs
Head of Governance and Director's Office
Head of Science
Deputy Director of Science
Professor Monique Simmonds
Deputy Director of Science (Bioinformatics and Genomics)
Dr Paul Kersey
Professor Mark Chase FRS
The Science Directorate at Kew has been restructured with the aim of improving the impact and quality of our science and allowing Kew to fulfil its scientific potential. The new structure comprises six scientific research departments supported by the Office of the Science Directorate and Kew Consultancy Services.
Dr Alan Paton
Head, Identification and Naming
Dr Tim Utteridge
Dr Colin Clubbe
Acting Head, Natural Capital and Useful Plants
Prof. Phil Stevenson
Head, Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology
Dr William Baker
Acting Head, Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis
Dr Alan Paton
Head, Directorate Office
Dr Clive Hayter
The Library, Art and Archives represent one of the world’s foremost scientific libraries.
Library, Art and Archives
Fiona Ainsworth (Head of LAA)
Director of Wakehurst
Deputy Director of Wakehurst
Head of Visitor Experience and Commercial
Head of Marketing and Communications
Head of Programmes and Learning (Maternity Cover)
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 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
Director of Engagement
Director of Development
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.