The Executive Board

The Executive Board has collective responsibility for the running of the Museum.

The Executive Board:

  • approves the business to be placed before the Board of Trustees
  • formulates and monitors progress of the Museum against the corporate plan
  • presents and reports on progress of implementation of the corporate plan to the Board of Trustees
  • approves first-tier strategies
  • oversees implementation of all approved strategies
  • approves significant Museum-wide policies and procedures
  • oversees programmes and projects with the highest levels of strategic importance, financial investment and/or reputational risk
  • identifies and manages, using delegation where appropriate, significant risks
  • delegates decision-making responsibilities to other management groups where appropriate
  • has collective responsibility for the entire Museum
  • is the ultimate executive decision-making body.

The Executive Board is the executive decision-making body that is responsible for the management of the Museum under the leadership of the Museum Director, who is appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Museum Director is the Accounting Officer for the purposes of reporting to the Government via the Board of Trustees and has their delegated responsibility for the general administration of the Museum.

The members of the Executive Board of the Natural History Museum are:

The Museum maintains a register of interests for the Directors to identify any potential conflict of interests.

Download the latest Directors' Register of Interests 2014 PDF (81.1 KB)

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Cartoon image of a hatchet fish on a museum pass

Until 1938 whale carcasses were buried in the Museum grounds so that their flesh would decay leaving only the skeletons.