Lorraine Lecourtois is the Interim Director of Wakehurst. She joined the Wakehurst Leadership Team as Head of Public Programmes in 2017 charged with the development and delivery of innovative experiences designed to connect people with the natural world. Her career spans theatre production and stage management for companies such as Shakespeare’s Globe and Bolton Octagon, alongside management of large-scale landscape projects. In 2021, Lorraine was appointed as Wakehurst’s Nature Unlocked Research Lead for Nature Connectedness, undertaking extensive research into the impact of biodiversity
on behavioural changes, in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London. She is committed to establishing Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as the world leader for education and engagement in nature through designing and executing inspirational experiences and exhibitions
to drive public engagement.