Award-winning international permaculture pioneer, designer, educator, presenter and innovator, Robyn Francis is the  course's principal tutor. She draws on 25 years of international permaculture expertise. Robyn was founding director of Permaculture International Ltd. She was a member of the Australian National Reference Group which developed the Accredited Permaculture Training™ (APT). 

Since completing her PDC in 1983, Robyn Francis has worked in Australia, New Zealand, India, Indonesia, Cuba, France, China, Malaysia and USA on diverse projects including domestic and public edible landscapes, ecological restoration, landuse planning, urban & rural ecovillage design, regional & social planning, community development & facilitation, with government and corporate clients, NGO’s, community groups, indigenous communities and private clients.

Robyn has taught over 150 PDC’s, over 100 post PDC advanced courses, 8 years of full-time APT training plus countless workshops, and lectures making her the world's leading permaculture’s and most experienced educator and trainer.