With the birth of ESSENCE of as a Community Interest Company, the organisation now has a Board of Directors that is responsible for the daily running of the network. The Company members have the right to vote and influence the direction of the company. An Advisory Board provides additional expertise, historical knowledge and network to benefit ESSENCE as a self-sustained network.
Currently, the Board of Directors consists of: Jonathan Parsons, Chime Social Enterprise (Chair) Sara Burgess, independent consultant (Treasurer) Amerie Rose, Off-Grid Festival, Encounter Theatre & Therapy
The Advisory Board consists of: Mark Hodgson, Co-cars & Co-bikes Charlotte Burrows, Design Council Dawn Eckhart, Devon Communities Together Sarah Bailey, former ESSENCE chair Ashley Perryman, ex-Business in the Community
As part of the ambition to create a self-sustained network, Daphne van Run has been appointed as Network Lead since October 2017. She takes care of the daily operations of ESSENCE and reports to the Board of Directors.