We are excited to announce the appointment of Caitriona Circosta as Chief Financial Officer.

Caitriona commenced with us in February and is the newest member of our Executive Leadership Team, operating in a national capacity to support Essences’ growth strategy.

Caitriona brings extensive financial leadership experience in delivering strategic and commercial business solutions to maximise business performance, gained from global organisations spanning her 20+ years of finance experience.

Caitriona is responsible for supporting the Managing Director and State General Managers to proactively steer the financial direction of our company to support our national growth. With a focus on collaboration, she has a successful track record in leading high-performing finance individuals to partner with the business seamlessly.

Personally, Caitriona is an avid hiker, loves travel and good food, and enjoys building and renovating properties. Caitriona holds a Bachelor of Commerce (double majors in Business and Marketing), a Bachelor of Accounting, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ and holds a post-graduate degree in Advanced Leadership.


Evolution of the
composition of our Board

The Essence Board recently unanimously endorsed a plan to evolve the composition of our Board. Our current Board comprising 3 executives and 3 non-executives has served the business well taking us through the inception phase, successfully navigating through the pandemic, stepping through the market challenges of the past 18 months whilst always growing and diversifying […]


the aged care model

The current NCC falls short in guiding interior design and accessibility for aged care. New design standards will address this align to the Aged Care Quality Standards, ensuring safe, welcoming environments for seniors.


Introducing our new
parental leave policy

We have recently updated our Parental Leave Policy to provide parents with additional support after welcoming a new child into their family. Our new Parental Leave Policy provides the primary carer with 12 weeks of paid leave and 26 weeks of superannuation.


Project managing
heritage buildings

Project Director Chris Callaghan was interviewed on his experience in the project management of heritage buildings and why this field is so unique. Chris has worked on numerous heritage projects, including the Locomotive Workshops in South Eveleigh, 5 Martin Place, 100 Harris Street in Pyrmont, and The Sandstones Precinct on Bridge Street. Chris is passionate about the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, and in this interview, he tells us why.


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