Week 2 Speakers

Peter Stewart MCVO
Peter Stewart MVO

Executive Director, Eden Project  

Peter joined Eden in 2003 supporting local businesses to get involved with the Project and is now Executive Director with responsibility for Eden's charitable mission. This role includes Eden's biggest education outreach campaign, The Big Lunch. Peter was awarded an MVO by HM The Queen for his work on the Diamond Jubilee, as The Big Lunch played a major part in the celebrations.  


Rob Groves

Founder of Friends of Hardie Park

Friends of Hardie Park is a community initiative started in 2009, that transformed a run-down, derelict park and turned it into a haven of community and outdoor activity, establishing two social enterprises.

Rob helped raise over £1m in donations, grants, earned income and in-kind voluntary contributions in 10 years.

Tracey Robbins
Tracey Robbins

Head of UK Delivery, Eden Project Communities.

Tracey manages the UK-wide Delivery Team overseeing work across the four nations.  Tracey is passionate about communities, informal networks, relationships, interconnectedness and reducing loneliness.  Tracey is herself a product of community develpoment and focuses on being a powerfully ordinary, northern woman, who gives a lot of HUGS!



Amria Khatun
Amria Khatun (Facilitator)

The Joy of Including Everyone

Amria has a background in youth and community work and worked for many years in local government on a variety of policy areas including community engagement and equalities.  Amria is currently a civil servant.  In her spare time Amria writes and performs poetry and is currently developing a community art therapy organisation - Deep Root Arts.


Diana Vogtel

Eden Project Communities England Network Team Leader for the Midlands and East of England

Diana connects community projects and community organisers in the Midlands and East of England. She loves seeing so many great community projects taking off — from a single crazy idea, to full-fledged impactful projects — and enabling our community organisers to inspire the next generation of change makers by sharing their experiences, knowledge and inspiration.


This is an interactive workshop, using games and storytelling to explore how we can make our activities and networks more inclusive and welcoming to all. This week will be led by Katie, one of our Community Network Developers in Scotland, and you'll see some of our other Community Network Developers on screen too.