Tate is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and an exempt charity defined by Schedule 3 to the Charities Act 2011.
It is exempt from registration with, and oversight by, the Charity Commission and is regulated by DCMS for charity law purposes.
The Board delegates the day-to-day running of Tate to the Director, who has responsibility under the Board for the overall organisation, management and staffing of Tate. The Director, currently Sir Nicholas Serota, is appointed by the Board with the approval of the Prime Minister. He is Tate’s Accounting Officer and is responsible to the Board for the general exercise of the Board’s functions. The Director is assisted by Executive Group in setting strategic direction for Tate.