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: Clare Matterson
Director of Science and Collections: Dr Alistair Griffiths
Director of Finance and Estates: Mark Norman
Director of Communications: Hayley Monckton
Director of Gardens and Shows: Helena Pettit
Director of Horticulture, Education and Communities: Dr Tim Upson
Director of Members, Marketing and Digital: Martine Parnell
Director of IT: Jon Simpson
Director of People: Carole Goldsmith
Auditors: Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP

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I enjoy a refreshing walk… my membership gives me free family days out as often as I like.

Mrs Giddings, RHS member

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.