Read about the CPSL staff and their experience
Chief Executive Officer
Sheree Limbrick (July 2017)
BSocSc (Family Studies), DipMan, DipProject Man
Sheree Limbrick commenced as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Professional Standards Ltd on 17 July 2017.
Sheree has more than 12 years’ experience in executive leadership roles in social services and has a wealth of experience in stakeholder engagement and management, quality assurance, strategic planning and policy development.
Sheree most recently worked with CatholicCare Melbourne for more than 6 years, as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and prior to that as Director of Operations. Prior to moving to CatholicCare, Sheree worked for 16 years with Berry Street, a service provider for vulnerable children and families across Victoria, in a range of roles including Director of Statewide Programs during which time she established support services for Forgotten Australians.
Director of Safeguarding (November 2017)
MChildhood & Youth Studies, BSW, BSocSc (Youth Affairs)
Kate has worked with children & families, providing counselling services, program delivery, policy development & emergency management response. Over the last 25 years Kate has undertaken leadership roles with Commonwealth, State & Local governments & NGOs. Kate set up the Child Protection Compliance Section, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (formerly AusAID), implementing a child safeguarding risk management framework across Australia’s overseas aid program.
Most recently as a consultant, Kate has worked with a range of Commonwealth Departments internationally & domestically delivering child protection training & supporting many organisations, with weak or no child safeguarding systems in place, to become compliant & resilient organisations that embed child safeguarding into organisational culture. Kate is committed to improving the lives of children by creating safer environments where children can thrive & grow up free from abuse.
Director of Compliance (February 2018)
MComm, FCA, CIA
Tania has over 20 years’ experience in audit, compliance and risk and has held senior roles in government, public accounting and the corporate sector, spanning a variety of industries including banking, mining and construction.
Big 4 trained, Tania is both a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. She has significant expertise in governance, risk management and the development of value adding assurance practices.
Tania was previously Executive Audit Manager with CIMIC Group Limited and prior to that worked in a variety of senior roles for Rio Tinto and BHP. During her career, she has specialised in establishing risk and governance frameworks in complex and geographically dispersed organisations and has spent considerable time working in the emerging markets, including Asia and Africa.
Director, Communications and Media (September 2018)
For the past 25 years Judith has worked in national peak bodies, including Catholic Health Australia, the Federal AMA, Catholic Social Services Australia and UnitingCare Australia in communications and public policy advocacy roles.
From 2013-2018 she was Director Stakeholder Relations with the now concluded Truth Justice and Healing Council which engaged with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on behalf of the Catholic Church in Australia.
As part of that work she supported the consultation process which led to the establishment of Catholic Professional Standards Ltd, contributed to preparation for the Catholic Church’s final hearing and was part of a small team which wrote the TJHC’s final report and recommendations.
Training and Resource Manager (March 2018)
BA (Community Development), DipCommunity Services, Cert IV Training & Assessment
Dianne has been employed in the community sector for more than 25 years. She has undertaken roles in a range of settings from managing small grass roots community organisations and programs, to roles with larger organisations including local government and peak bodies. Her experience has predominately been in disability and child, youth and family services.
Her most recent roles have been with Carers Victoria as part of the education services team, with Childwise as a facilitator in 'Speaking Up' - identifying and reporting child abuse; and with Anchor Inc. as an accredited pre-service Foster care trainer and assessor.
As a trainer developing, designing and assessing both accredited and non-accredited training in community services, Dianne brings a contemporary teaching style to a broad range of adult learners.
Protection & Prevention Officer (Seconded until December 2018)
BEd, DipTeach, CertRE, Cert Corp Investigations
Narelle McMahon has worked professionally with children for more than 35 years, as an educator and child protection specialist.
For five years to 2012 Narelle worked as Child Protection Officer for the Catholic Education Office in Sydney educating and supporting the school leadership of 150 schools on best practice in child safety; policy development; risk management and legislative compliance.
Since 2012 Narelle has held the role of National Protection and Prevention Officer with the National Committee for Professional Standards providing policy advice, support and education in child protection to Catholic Church leaders and their representatives across Australia.
Narelle has been the Catholic Church’s representative on the National Council of Churches’ Safe Church Network since 2012.
Narelle is currently seconded to CPSL from the National Committee for Professional Standards (NCPS).
Protection & Prevention Officer (Seconded until December 2018)
MEd, Bed, GradDipLP, DipLaw, MLLR
Tom has more than 30 years of leadership experience looking after and protecting children, particularly the more vulnerable in schools.
As a school Principal he worked with children, families and staff to strengthen practices and policies around the wellbeing of children focused on bullying and harassment, in particular cyber bullying.
More recently, as a Protection and Prevention Officer, Safeguarding Coordinator and Solicitor, Tom is worked extensively on interpreting how different national statutes, recommendations and legislation are reflected in safeguarding children and vulnerable adult policies and procedures across different organisations.
Tom has worked with Dioceses and Religious Institutes to identify standards and further develop safeguarding frameworks for children and vulnerable adults including developing training to support the implementation of standards.
Tom is currently seconded to CPSL from the National Committee for Professional Standards (NCPS).
Executive Assistant (August 2017)
DipManagement, DipTeach, Cert IV Training & Assessment
Mandy brings to CPSL over 20 years’ experience in executive support and administration in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
Mandy most recently worked with McAuley Community Services for Women, an organisation dedicated to providing support and advocacy for women at risk of homelessness due to family violence and mental illness.
Mandy has been involved in a wide range of projects including the implementation of Child Safe Standards and reforms arising from the Royal Commission into Family Violence. She is passionate about making a positive contribution to society and improving the lives of those who are most vulnerable.