Chief Executive Officer (June 2021)
Dr Ursula Stephens
PhD Public Administration, BEd

Dr Ursula Stephens is CEO Of Australian Catholic Safeguarding Limited (ACSL). Prior to joining ACSL, Dr Stephens was CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia where she was the voice for vulnerable and marginalised people, as well as the hundreds of Catholic social service sites across the country that support them. 

Ursula served for 12 years in the Australian Parliament as a Senator for New South Wales from 2002 to 2014.  She was Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Prime Minister for Social Inclusion  and the Voluntary Sector in the Rudd Government.  As a member of the Executive, she chaired senior government Committees, including the Joint Standing Committee on Human Rights  After leaving Parliament,  Ursula was the inaugural Chair of the Fundraising Institute Australia’s Code Authority and is a Director of the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-Profit studies.

Ursula has extensive experience and a deep understanding of the social services sector, social policy development, government relations and community services more broadly. Her background includes civil duties, adult and community education, small business, community and regional development, public policy and administration. She holds a PhD in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Education. 

Dr Stephens is also an active member of her local parish community where she chairs the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese committee overseeing the restoration of the historic Goulburn cathedral.


Director, Safeguarding & Improvement (January 2019)
Daniele Donnini
MEd (SCYP), GDDiv, GCRM, GradCertEd (SCYP), BTheol, Dip Mgt, DipCommServ







Daniele Donnini joined ACSL in January 2019 as the Director of  Safeguarding.

Daniele has experience working with vulnerable children and families, delivering services to vulnerable people in both state government  and NGOs.

Daniele has extensive experience in senior management, program delivery, policy development and emergency services with contextual safeguarding experience within the Catholic Church.

Prior to joining ACSL Daniele was the professional standards and safeguarding manager for a Catholic diocese, where for three years he led the Professional Standards and Safeguarding Office where he was responsible for building and nurturing a culture of safeguarding across the Diocese.


Director, Complaints Response (June 2021)
Karen Mosley
MCrim, BSocSc, DipPM, CertIV Investigations

Karen Mosley joined ACSL in June 2021 as the Director, Complaints Response.

Karen has extensive experience in complaints management, investigation and regulatory compliance within government regulatory bodies and highly regulated corporate sectors.

During her career Karen has been responsible for establishing robust engagement strategies to develop and implement innovative compliance and complaints frameworks that incorporate the diverse positions of a range of stakeholders. As an outcomes focused collaborative leader, Karen now brings her wealth of expertise to ACSL to streamline and oversee the Complaints Response functions of the organisation.



Manager, Community Engagement & Communications (May 2019)
Katherine Beavis
MIR, BA (Politics)






Katherine joins us from a background in non-profit digital communications. Prior to joining ACSL Katherine worked internationally in communications and fundraising for a Cambodian child protection organisation. She has previously worked in risk communications for a public affairs consulting firm with a focus on helping companies to develop a social licence to operate.

Katherine has completed a Master of International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and Philosophy. 


Supervisor, Australian Catholic Ministry Register (ACMR) (March 2021)
Llywellyn O'Brien






Llywellyn came on board to administer the ACMR while finishing his Bachelor of Development Studies in 2019. He managed it for nearly two years under the Australian Catholic Centre for Professional Standards before the creation of the ACSL. Llywellyn has a background in youth ministry and hospital chaplaincy.


Senior Payroll & Finance Officer (March 2019)
Maree Charnley






Maree Charnley joined ACSL in March 2019 as the Senior Finance Officer. 

Maree has over 20 years' experience working in Payroll, Finance & HR in the not for profit sector.  She has also had significant experience managing a small business for the last 25 years.