Krishnan Guru-Murthy reappointed to the board of Royal Botanic Gardens

Photo: © Channel 4

The Channel 4 News host will serve on the UNESCO World Heritage site’s board until 2024.

Ministers have reappointed Channel 4 News host and reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy to the board of the Royal Botanic Gardens for a second term of three years.

Guru-Murthy, who was first appointed to Kew’s Board of Trustees in 2018, will serve a second term from January 2022 to 2024.

He serves on the board alongside its Chair, Dame Amelia Fawcett, Nick Baird, Judith Batchelar, Professor Liam Dolan, Sarah Flannigan, Professor Sue Hartley, Sir Paul Nurse, David Richardson and Jantiene Klein Roseboom van der Veer.

Pollination Garden at Wakehurst in summer, Jim Holden © RBG Kew

The broadcaster lives in Kew with his family, and is also patron of the charity Duchenne UK, which raises money for medical research. 

Kew Gardens was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2003 and celebrated its 260th anniversary in 2019.

Kew Gardens’ Volunteer Youth Explainers were shortlisted for Volunteer Team of the Year at the 2020 Museums + Heritage Awards.