Garden and greenhouse charity appoints new deputy director-general

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts may be interested to hear the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has acted to appoint a new assistant to outgoing director-general Inga Grimsey.

The organisation revealed her decision to step down earlier this week and has decided to promote Gordon Seabright to the post of deputy director-general.

Currently commercial director of the RHS, he will take up his new role immediately and will assist Ms Grimsey until her departure at the end of the year.

"Gordon is a valued colleague whom I have worked with since I joined the RHS," she explained. "I look forward to working more closely with him in implementing the RHS change programme."

Mr Seabright stated the body had shown its commitment to developing its long-term sustainability by creating the new role.

As well as being commercial director, he is also group managing director of RHS Enterprises – the charitys trading arm.

The RHS was founded as the Horticultural Society of London and has more than 200 years of history.