Board of Directors

The Board deliberates on all matters relating to the school operations. 

And in particular on :

  • The general orientations of the institution’s policy
  • The organisation of schooling and studies, after advice from the educational guidance council
  • The budget and its amendments
  • The financial account and the allocation of the results of the financial year
  • Registration fees and rates
  • The creation, modification and suppression of permanent jobs
  • Plans to purchase or lease buildings and, for property owned by a public institution, plans to sell or lease buildings.
  • The general conditions for the conclusion of contracts, agreements and contracts
  • Concession and public service delegation projects
  • Borrowings, acquisitions, extensions and disposals of financial holdings
  • Acceptance of donations and legacies
  • Legal actions and the conditions under which some of them may be initiated by the Director
  • Transactions
  • The establishment’s internal regulations
  • The follow-up to be given to observations following inspections, controls or evaluations of the establishment

The Chairman of the Board of Directors shall be elected by the Board of Directors from among its members by a two-thirds majority for a renewable term of three years, which may not exceed the term of his elected office.

The Board of Directors shall meet at least twice a year when convened by its Chairman, who shall set the agenda. It also meets at the request of one of the public members of the institution or half of its members.

Decisions are taken by a majority of the votes cast. In the event of a tied vote, the chairman shall have the casting vote.
It is composed of 20 members.


President of the Board of Directors
Béatrice Barruel

Members of the Board of Directors
Representing the Mayor of Orléans

Pascal Tebibel
Town councillor, vice-president of the Métropole

Representatives of the Orléans Metropolis
Florent Montillot
1st Deputy Mayor of Orléans

William Chancerelle
Deputy Mayor of Orléans in charge of the cultural affairs

Vincent Devailly
First Deputy Mayor of La-Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin

Françoise Grivotet
Town councillor, Saint-Jean-le-Blanc

Laurent Baude
Mayor of Semoy

Vincent Devailly
1st Deputy Mayor of La-Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin

Marceau Villaret
4th Deputy Mayor of Saint-Jean de la Ruelle

Representatives of the State
Fabrice Morio
General Director of Cultural Affairs for the Centre-Val de Loire region

Régine Engström
Prefect of the Centre-Val de Loire region, prefect of the Loiret

Christopher Miles
General Director of Artistic Creation

Representative of Bourges National School of Art
Rebecca Bournigault
President of the National School of Art of Bourges

Qualified personalities
Éric Blond
President of the University of Orléans

Éric Degoutte
Director of the Contemporary art centre Les Tanneries in Amilly

Fabrice Soulard
Head of Prospective Innovation at Shiseido

Teacher representatives
Emmanuel Cyriaque (substitute Caroline Zahnd)
Sebastien Pons (substitute Claire Dumont)

Representative of the administrative and technical staff
Marlen Bertoux (substitute Clémence Brunet)

Student Representatives
Gwendoline Pillier (substitute Armand Popot)
Maelle Ribeiro  (substitute Batiste Wavrant)

Educational Guidance Board


The Educational Guidance Board is consulted on all matters relating to the school’s educational activities.

The management presents the report on the work of the Policy Council to the Administrative Board.

It meets at least twice a year on the initiative of the general management or at the request of half of its members.


Executive Director, as President
Emmanuel Guez

General Secretary
Patricia Pujol

Studies manager
Juliette Beauchot

Careers and events manager
Catherine Bazin

Mobilities and partnerships manager
Lisa Bonnet

Representatives of the coordinators
Gunther Ludwig, Lionel Broye

Teacher representatives
Sophie Monville, Maurice Huvelin, Sébastien Pons, Claire Le Sage

Representative of workshop leaders
Stéphane Bérard

Undergraduate student representatives
Théo Michaud (substitute Capucine Laisney)
Léo Kusmeruck (substitute Eva Leblanc)

Graduate student representatives
Maelle Ribeiro (substitute Aliénor Gouhier)
Jade Rocher (substitute Estelle Hericher)

Scientific committee


The Scientific Committee consists of ten qualified personalities from the world of art and design, appointed for a period of three years by the President of the Board of Directors on the proposal of the Director.

It meets regularly, at the initiative of the director of the school and participates at least once a year in the work of the Pedagogical Orientation Council. It aims to enrich these reflections.


Marie-Ange Brayer, curator, head of the Design and Industrial Prospective department at the Mnam-Cci, Centre Pompidou.

Eli Commins, author, cultural programmer, director of Lieu Unique, scène nationale, Nantes.

Emmanuel Cyriaque, publisher (HYX), teacher and director of the Édition Média Design research programme, ESAD Orléans.

Sophie Fétro, design theorist, lecturer at the University of Paris I.

Emmanuel Guez, Director of ESAD Orléans.

Lucile Haute, art and design researcher, Senior Lecturer, University of Nîmes, Associate Researcher at EnsadLab.

Bruno Marmiroli, Director of the Val de Loire Mission.

Gaël Rideau, Professor of Modern History, University of Orléans. Director of the Humanities and Languages doctoral school. Director of the Claress axis of the POLEN Laboratory.

Alexandra Saemmer, Professor of Information and Communication Sciences at the Culture and Communication Department, University of Paris 8. Co-director of the CEMTI.

Caroline Zahnd, artist, designer, teacher and director of the ECOLAB research unit, ESAD Orléans.

The territorial social committee


The territorial social committee is a consultative body that combines the powers of the former technical and health and safety committees. On the one hand, it is responsible for giving its opinion on questions and draft texts relating to the organisation and running of departments, questions relating to staff numbers, jobs and skills, draft special statutes, statutory rules, working methods, the main guidelines for compensation policy, training, professional integration, professional equality and the fight against discrimination.

It is also responsible for contributing to the protection of employees’ physical and mental health and safety at work. Its role is to help improve working conditions and to ensure that heads of department or establishment implement the provisions of the Labour Code relating to health and safety at work applicable to the civil service.

It meets at least twice a year.


Orléans School of Art and Design representatives
Béatrice Barruel, President (substitute William Chancerelle)
Emmanuel Guez (substitute Patricia Pujol)
Juliette Beauchot (substitute Catherine Bazin)
Thomas Perrin (substitute Lisa Bonnet)

Staff representatives
Laurent Baude (substitute Delphine Dupoux)
Marie Danse (substitute Clémence Dupont-Brunet)
Léandre Porte Agbogba (substitute Hannelore Panni Demeter)
Maurice Huvelin (substitute Gunther Ludwig)