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Eden structure and team

As a visitor attraction, a social enterprise and a charity, Eden is a unique and complex organisation.

The teams at Eden ultimately report to the Trustees of the Eden Trust, who ensure we meet our charitable aims. Eden Project Ltd and Eden Project International Ltd are wholly owned by the Eden Trust.

The Eden Project in Cornwall is operated on behalf of the Eden Trust by Eden Project Limited.  Any profit generated is reinvested back into the Trust. Eden Project Limited is managed by a Board of Executive Directors and a Non-executive Chairman. who together remain ultimately responsible to the Eden Trust, a UK Registered Charity (number 1093070).

The Eden Trust

The Eden Trust

The Eden Trust is dedicated to breaking down the barriers to communication, encouraging the sharing of information and ideas with the widest possible audience. The Trustees catalyse collaboration in science, arts, technology and commerce, creating a constituency for change and then putting it into action.


Enabling Leadership Team

Eden Advisors

As the Eden Project prepares for its expansion phase, a new structure of Advisory Panels focused on themes key to Eden’s areas of growth have been set up. These Advisory panels support, advise and guide the Eden Executives in this incredibly important and exciting next phase of growth. Composed by Executives and Non Executives, these Advisory Panels will be led by members of the ELT responsible for executing the Eden Project strategy. The Non-executives include members of the Eden Trust and Eden Advisors who are not only incredible human beings driven by Eden’s mission, but have also reached the pinnacle of their professions.


Eden Ambassadors

As we enter our 20th year and look ahead to the massive global challenges of a new decade, we have appointed three world-renowned leaders as the first-ever Eden Ambassadors. Our co-founder Sir Tim Smit assembled the team as part of a bold new plan for an Eden Life Systems Academy of our outer estate.


More about the Eden Project team and site

The Eden Teams

In the early days there was a handful of us, now there are more than 500. We do all kinds of stuff: art, science, horticulture, education, management, retail, catering, philosophy, maths, economics, design, construction, publishing, research, housekeeping, stewarding, guiding, fundraising, storytelling, marketing, media and lots more. Meet some of the individuals who work at Eden.

The Eden Project site

Our site is an international visitor attraction with a difference, and not only because it’s in a hole in the ground. Our mission is to provide a stage on which we entertain and communicate both our work and that of others. Most importantly we want to give you a good day out by taking you on a journey that is memorable and inspiring. Everything links together – from what we grow, to what we cook and what we sell.

The social enterprise

The Eden Project is not only a charity, but a social enterprise. So, while the physical infrastructure of our site (the buildings and Biomes etc) was paid for by grant money – the biggest contributors being Millennium Commission and European economic regeneration funds – its maintenance and all our running costs are covered by earned income. 

Because we’re a social enterprise, we reinvest our profits into the charity’s educational projects. Just like conventional companies, social enterprises compete to deliver goods and services, but social and environmental purposes are at the heart of what they do, and the profits they make are reinvested towards achieving these. Find out more about our ethos.