Organisational Structure

EREA has its own canonical and civil identity but remains closely connected to the Christian Brothers and their ongoing ministry. Schools operate in dioceses with the mandate of the local Bishop.

Governance
EREA Council 2018
EREA Council
L-R: Dr John Honner (Deputy President), Ms Kathy Freeman (Treasurer), Br Paul Oakley cfc (President), Ms Phil Billington and Mr David White.

Responsible for governance of the schools to ensure the continuance of the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice. The Council is appointed by the Congregational Leader of the Christian Brothers.

EREA Board 2018
EREA Board
L-R: Ms Fleur Hannen, Mr Alan Rix, Mr Graham Goerke (Chair), Mr Mark Anderson, Ms Vicki Clark, Mr Tony Arnel and Ms Bobby Court.

Appointed by the EREA Council, with responsibility for oversight of the administration of EREA Schools and Educational Entities.

Wayne Tinsey 2013
Executive Director

Dr Wayne Tinsey

Responsible for the management of EREA Schools and Educational Entities.

Executive Leadership
EREA National Executive

Current members are Dr Wayne Tinsey (Executive Director), Mr Peter Leuenberger (Deputy Executive Director), Mr Ray Paxton (National Director Identity and Liberating Education) and Mr Geoff Doyle (National Director Stewardship and Resources).

EREA Leadership Team

Advisory group to the Executive Director on matters of strategic intent.

Current members are Dr Wayne Tinsey (Executive Director), Mr Peter Leuenberger (Deputy Executive Director), Mr Ray Paxton (National Director Identity and Liberating Education), Mr Geoff Doyle (National Director Stewardship and Resources), Mr Peter Chapman (Regional Director – Northern), Mr Shaun Kenny (Regional Director – Western / Acting Headmaster – Trinity College), Mr Paul Williams (Regional Director – Southern), Mr Chris Smith (Chair Youth+ / Acting Regional Director – Eastern) and Ms Catherine Greenley (Director - Governance and Strategic Engagement / Acting Regional Director - Western).

Mission Service Teams
EREA operates through three mission service teams: Identity and Liberating Education; School Support; and Stewardship and Resources. Each is under the leadership of a National Director. EREA supports local school communities through each Regional Director in Brisbane (QLD schools), Sydney (NSW and ACT schools), Perth (SA, WA and NT schools), Melbourne (Victoria and Tasmania schools) and for Youth+ through the Chair Youth+.
EREA Council

Responsible for governance of the schools to ensure the continuance of the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice. The Council is appointed by the Congregational Leader of the Christian Brothers.

Paul Oakley 150x150
Br Paul Oakley cfc
(President)
John Honner 150x150
Dr John Honner
(Deputy President)
Kathy Freeman 150x150
Ms Kathy Freeman
(Treasurer)
Kevin Buckley 150x150
Br Kevin Buckley cfc
(Executive Officer)
Phil Billington 150x150
Ms Phil Billington
David White 150x150
Mr David White
EREA Board

Appointed by the EREA Council, with responsibility for oversight of the administration of EREA Schools and Educational Entities.

Graham Goerke 150x150
Mr Graham Goerke
(Chair)
Vicki Clark 150x150
Ms Vicki Clark
Bobby Court 150x150
Ms Bobby Court
Fleur Hannen 150x150
Ms Fleur Hannen
Mark Anderson 150x150
Mr Mark Anderson
Tony Arnel 150x150
Mr Tony Arnel
Alan Rix 150x150
Mr Alan Rix

The following committees support the work of the Board:

Stewardship & Resources Committee
(SRC)

Chair: Mark Anderson

The SRC ensures that the EREA Board is kept appraised of all matters financial relating to the operations of EREA. The SRC takes cognisance of all financial statutory and reporting requirements together with the adoption of best practice procedures and policies.

terms of reference

Governance and Risk Committee
(GRC)

Chair: Fleur Hannen

The purpose of the EREA Board Governance and Risk Committee is to monitor the statutory and regulatory compliance environment within which all EREA entities operate, to ensure compliance with its legislative and policy obligations, and to exercise due care, diligence and skill in relation to the EREA’s risk framework, risk treatment and monitoring.

terms of reference

Sustainability Committee
(Sustainability @ EREA)

Chair: Tony Arnel

Inspired by the call of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’: On Care for Our Common Home, the EREA Sustainability Committee has been established by the EREA Board to ensure fidelity to the purpose of the Sustainability at EREA initiative.

Read more about the Initiative

terms of reference

For more information contact info@erea.edu.au or phone 03 9426 3200

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