Dr Rosie Plummer, Director MA D.Phil (Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Oxford).

Rosie took up appointment as Director of the National Botanic Garden of Wales in May 2010.  Her personal background is in applied science with particular specialism in fungal plant pathology and research interests in propagation of British hardwoods.

From an early career in biological research, during which she worked in collaboration with industry and commerce, she moved into science management.  She has held a succession of senior managerial appointments with wide-ranging responsibilities, working at key strategic and operational levels across disciplines, departments and institutions both in the biological and the physical sciences (Oxford University and subsequently Swansea University).  Throughout she has been active in promoting education, outreach especially in SET disciplines, professional skills and careers of research staff, the development of leadership and management competencies and frameworks, and in pioneering organisational improvements in impact and delivery.  She has considerable experience of developing, managing, and leading a wide portfolio of projects and research grants (capital and revenue activities).

Rosie has particular personal interest in science and innovation, together with brokering and stimulating productive partnerships and collaborations that promote success of individuals and organisations.  She has been involved in a range of pan-Wales, and UK organisations and agendas.  Her connections and commitment to Wales is of long-standing, Wales with demonstrated enthusiasm for its environment, heritage, culture and language.  She took an O-level in Welsh through personal study whilst a post-graduate.

To contact Rosie, email jenny.swainston@gardenofwales.org.uk (Personal Assistant) or rosie.plummer@gardenofwales.org.uk or phone Jenny Swainston on 01558 667153.