Directors and staff

We employ approximately 1,000 full-time staff, as well as relying on more than 2,000 volunteers across our gardens, shows, community outreach and Governance. The RHS Council does retain ultimate responsibility for the actions of our staff, but the day-to-day running is delegated to the Directors and staff.

Who's who – Leadership Team

Director General: Sue Biggs
Director of Science & Collections: Dr Alistair Griffiths
Director of Finance & Estates: Mark Norman
Director of Communications: Hayley Monckton
Director of Digitech: Matt Rooke
Director of Gardens & Shows: Helena Pettit
Director of Risk & Governance: Jan Nix
Director of Horticulture, Education & Communities: Dr Tim Upson 
Director of Members, Editorial & Marketing: Martine Parnell
Director of People: Carole Goldsmith

Auditors: Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP


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