Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) was established to succeed, carry on and expand the education ministries conducted by the Congregation of Christian Brothers in Australia. The purpose of EREA is to own, govern, manage and conduct these ministries in fulfilment of the mission of Jesus Christ in the Catholic tradition and in continuation of the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice.
The members of the Council of EREA are the governing body of EREA under canon law and they are also the members of the body corporate known as Trustees of Edmund Rice Education Australia under civil law. The members of the EREA Council are appointed by the Congregation Leader of the Christian Brothers. The EREA Council appoints the EREA Board and delegates to it certain responsibilities related to the management and strategic direction of EREA.
The EREA Board is appointed by the EREA Council. The EREA Board: Sets the strategic directions for EREA; Sets the operational policy framework of EREA; Oversees the financial well-being of EREA and each of the schools; Oversees the management of EREA; Contributes to the nurturing of key external relationships; Provides opportunities for formation in the mission of the Catholic Church and the charism of Edmund Rice; Supports and guides the Executive.
The following committees support the work of the Board:
The EREA Executive Director provides day to day leadership and management of the operation of all EREA schools. The Executive Director implements the strategy and policy approved by the EREA Board, articulates the Vision and Mission of EREA and provides leadership which empowers others to bring the EREA Charter to life.
The Executive Director appoints staff to fulfil the leadership, management and operational structures of EREA and ensures the provision of appropriate faith formation and spiritual development of all staff. The Executive Director ensures the sustainability, growth and development of EREA while complying with statutory obligations.