CEO of Eden Project International Ltd and board director of Eden Project Ltd
David Harland joined Eden in January 2013 as Finance Director and is now CEO of Eden Project International Ltd.
From September 2013 until June 2014, alongside Peter Stewart, he oversaw all operational aspects of Eden, as well as the refinancing and its commercial activities. He was born and raised in St Austell, Cornwall, attending Mount Charles and Penrice Schools and then the University of Exeter, where he studied French and German. Following university, David joined Marks & Spencer on their financial graduate training scheme.
After a period qualifying as an accountant with EWS International Railways, David joined Priory Healthcare in 2003, holding a variety of senior financial positions 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, a domiciliary care provider, as Finance Director and was part of the successful management and private equity sale of the business to MITIE plc in late 2012 before venturing back to the South West to join Eden.