Directors and staff

We employ approximately 600 full-time staff and 200 part-time staff, as well as relying on more than 1,000 volunteers in our gardens, at our shows and in the Membership Services Department. 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 Education, Funding & Communities: Ruth Evans
Director of Science & Collections: Dr Alistair Griffiths
Director of Finance (including Estates and Facilities): Mark Norman
Director of Communications: Hayley Monckton
Director of Technology & Editorial: Matt Rooke
Director of Customer & Commercial: Sally Charleton
Director of Risk & Governance: Jan Nix
Director of Horticulture: Dr Tim Upson 
Director of Members and Marketing: Tom Shelston
Director of People: Lucy Semmens

Auditors: Grant Thornton UK LLP

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