Chief executive Gordon Seabright to leave Eden Project

Gordon Seabright will step down as chief executive of the Eden Project from the end of January after five and a half years in charge.

Gordon Seabright - image: The Eden Project
Gordon Seabright - image: The Eden Project

Seabright said: “It has been an enormous privilege to lead the Eden Project, but after five and a half years I feel the time is now right for me to pass the baton on to my successor.

"We have built a resilient platform from which Eden can now deliver on its ambitious plans, both in the UK and internationally. I am immensely proud of the commitment of the Eden team to tackling the world’s environmental, educational and social challenges, and I look forward to the project’s continuing success.”

Eden Project chair Sanjeev Gandhi said: “During Gordon’s time as CEO he has brought stability and financial resilience to the Eden Project. We have seen annual visitor numbers return to beyond the million mark, grown the Big Lunch to over six million participants annually, signed landmark agreements to drill geothermal energy wells at Eden and created a new partnership with AEG Presents to run the Eden Sessions.

"Additionally, Gordon has managed the establishment of Eden Project Learning and the acquisition of the National Wildflower Centre. Gordon has set the organisation on the path to its next stage of development.

"His calm and assured leadership will be greatly missed and we wish him every success in his future endeavours. He will remain a lifelong friend of the Eden Project.”

Eden Project will begin a search for its next CEO immediately with interim arrangements announced shortly.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Vaccinium

Vaccinium

Pretty flowers, shiny leaves and delicious berries make this an appealing choice for garden designers, writes Sally Drury.

What have been some of the highlights from 180 years of Horticulture Week?

What have been some of the highlights from 180 years of Horticulture Week?

For Horticulture Week's 180th anniversary, many former and current contributors have shared memories of their time at the title.

Corylopsis

Corylopsis

Bright flowers and sweet scent merit a higher profile in garden design for these undervalued shrubs, Sally Drury insists.


Partner Content

Helping our growers make the switch to peat-free

Helping our growers make the switch to peat-free

Presented by Fargro
How retailers and growers are responding to the gardening boom

How retailers and growers are responding to the gardening boom

Presented by Fordingbridge
How LED grow lights can help  improve crop production

How LED grow lights can help improve crop production

Presented by Signify

Horticulture Week Top 70 Landscape and maintenance contractors

See our exclusive RANKING of landscape and maintenance contractors by annual turnover plus BUSINESS TRENDS REPORT AND ANALYSIS

FIND THE LATEST LANDSCAPE TENDERS

Tenders Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Tenders Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Welcome to Tender Watch, where Horticulture Week keeps track of the latest horticulture-related public sector tenders of value £10,000 or over so you don't have to.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

BUSINESS LEADs

Build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape, arboriculture, grounds care, production and kit supplies. To receive the latest tenders weekly to your inbox sign up for our Tenders Tracker bulletin here.

PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE

Free to subscribers, the essential guide for professional plant buyers
 

Download your copy

Products & Kit Resources

}