The RHS President, currently so expertly filled by Sir Nicholas Bacon, is elected annually at the AGM. Under the bye-laws, Sir Nicholas’s term of office will expire at the 2020 AGM (should Sir Nicholas be re-elected this year) and Council is, therefore, seeking candidates for this extraordinary opportunity to lead the governance of the RHS.   
 
Council wants to find the best candidate for this key role and welcomes expressions of interest from a diverse range of people who are able to demonstrate a passion for horticulture, as well as an experience of successful board-level leadership and decision making within a sizable and complex organisation. You do not have to have been on RHS Council to be eligible for the role of RHS President.

If you are interested in hearing more about the role having read the role description and person specification, please get in touch with the Secretary.


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