David Harland

David Harland

Chief Executive of Eden Project International (United Kingdom)

David is Chief Executive for the Eden Project International which aims to have an Eden Project on every habited continent by 2025. David leads Eden’s international, as well as UK commercial and consultancy developments, including projects in Qingdao, China (scheduled to open in 2020), Hobart (Australia), USA, Holland, Tiverton and the Middle East.

David joined Eden in early 2013 as Finance Director, becoming one of the two Joint Executive Directors from September 2013. As part of that role, David had responsibility for all operational and financial aspects of Eden, as well as a remit to develop Eden’s commercial and educational offerings both in the UK and abroad which included the development of University degree courses on site at Eden.

Following University, David joined Marks and Spencer as a Finance Graduate. After a period qualifying as an accountant with EWS International Railways, David joined Priory Healthcare in 2013, holding a variety of senior financial position over the following six years. Subsequently he became Group Finance Director of Care Management Group (a specialist in mental health and learning disabilities). In 2011, he joined Enara Group as Finance Director and was part of the successful management/PE sale of the business to MITIE plc for £110m in late 2012.