Gordon Seabright is stepping down from the role of chief executive of Eden Project Limited at the end of the month.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Sanjeev Gandhi, chair of Eden Project Ltd, added: “We thank Gordon for his considerable contribution to Eden’s success over the last five and a half years. 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 Limited will begin a search for its next CEO immediately and interim arrangements will be announced soon.