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.
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.
Appointed by the EREA Council, with responsibility for oversight of the administration of EREA Schools and Educational Entities.
The following committees support the work of the Board: