The Rotunda at Tate Britain

© James Deavin

Tate is governed by a Board of Trustees that oversees a series of Sub Committees and Advisory Councils as well as Tate’s connected charities and subsidiaries.

The Sub Committees help to advise the Board on specific areas of Tate’s operations.

The day-to-day operations of Tate are managed by the Director, who is accountable to the Board of Trustees. The Director is appointed by the Board with the approval of the Prime Minister, as set out in the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

The Director of Tate is also the Accounting Officer appointed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Operating under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992, Tate employs its own staff and is responsible for its own expenditure.

The diagrams below show the Board of Trustees governance structure and the Tate Organisation structure.

Governance structure diagram for Tate Board of Trustees

Governance structure diagram for Tate Board of Trustees

Diagram illustrating the Tate organisation structure

Diagram illustrating the Tate organisation structure