Corporate information

NIAB's new Cambridge HQ opening in 2020

Today, the NIAB Group comprises the following distinct legal entities:

The operational activities promoted under the NIAB Group are fully integrated, together with associated support services.

Download our Corporate Guide for more information.

The NIAB Board

NIAB is a company limited by guarantee that is a registered charity charged with conducting operations to meet its charitable objectives. A Board of Directors are the Trustees of the Charity and administer the Company.

The NIAB Group Chief Executive is appointed by the directors to manage the day to day operations of the Company. To facilitate effective operations, the Chief Executive has delegated authority, within the terms of delegation approved by the Board, for all operational matters. The Chief Executive also exercises strategic and scientific direction as approved by the Board.

National Institute of Agricultural Botany Trust

The National Institute of Agricultural Botany Trust is a registered charity which owns all the land and buildings used by NIAB. It has a specific object to support NIAB in the pursuit of its objects including the provision of land, facilities and financial support. The Trust is administered by a Board of Trustees.

  • Registered Charity Number: 1144528
  • Company Number: 07823588

Our Patron

NIAB has enjoyed royal support from its foundation and is very proud that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is our patron. The Queen’s patronage recognises the work NIAB does for national and international agriculture and commands respect worldwide.

HM The Queen visited NIAB in July 2019