Our people listing

International Staff

In additional to the global office based in the United Kingdom, BGCI has offices in the United States of America, China, Kenya, and Russia

BGCI’s International staff based across the globe is comprised of full-time, seconded, and volunteer staff.

Abby
Meyer

Director of BGCI-US

Abby facilitates public garden plant conservation efforts by improving BGCI’s data services and increasing awareness of the resources available to living botanical collections.

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Igor
Smirnov

Director of BGCI-Russia

Igor manages BGCI’s efforts in Russia and is a member of the Russian Council of Botanic Gardens.

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Xiangying
Wen

Executive Director of BGCI China

Xiangying manages BGCI’s projects in China based at the South China Botanical Garden, CAS, Guangzhou-Guangdong province.

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Kirsty
Shaw

Head of BGCI Africa

Kirsty manages a range of tree conservation and ecological restoration projects at BGCI.

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Murphy
Westwood

Global Tree Conservation Officer

Murphy is based at The Morton Arboretum in Chicago, U.S.A, where she works as a Tree Conservation Specialist. Murphy operates as a US-based representative for the Global Trees Campaign.

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Jean
Linsky

South East Asia Botanic Gardens (SEABG) Network Coordinator

Jean coordinates the SEABG Network. She works with network members to develop and facilitate the regional conservation programme. Jean contributes to the Global Trees Campaign and is a Research Assistant at the Dr. Cecilia Koo Botanic Conservation Center.

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