Our People

Board Members

Fundamental to the success of our work in preventing youth homelessness is enthusiastic, passionate and hardworking board members. Their collective hard work and dedication has achieved inspiring results; they are focused on long-term investment in the future sustainability and growth of Kids Under Cover.

Andy Coleman, Chair, KUC Board

Andy Coleman, Chair

Andy joined the Kids Under Cover board in 2012. He is a charted management accountant and is the Operations & Supply Chain Director for Coles.

Alison Tait, Treasurer

Alison joined the Kids Under Cover Board in July 2014. She is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has extensive experience in accounting and financial reporting.  
Colin Radford KUC Board

Colin Radford, Director

Colin is the CEO of the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, and joined the Kids Under Cover Board in July 2014.
Sarah Davies KUC Board

Sarah Davies, Director

Sarah joined the board in 2003. She has a background in education, established the Scholarship Program in 2004, and is the CEO of Philanthropy Australia.
Nathaniel Popelianski

Nathaniel Popelianski, Director

Nathaniel joined the Kids Under Cover Board in August 2012. He is a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth where he specialises in property law.

Deb Tsorbaris, Director

Deb Tsorbaris joined the board in February 2017, bringing to the board a wealth of experience including government and peak body, most recently as CEO

Kids Under Cover Team

At Kids Under Cover we are fortunate to have a diverse range of talented individuals who work tirelessly to ensure we are able to deliver our studio and scholarship programs efficiently and professionally with integrity and pride.

Jo Swift, CEO

Jo has been with Kids Under Cover for 14 years, 10 as CEO. Under her leadership we have grown and strengthened our program delivery.

Heather Fisher, Finance & Operations

Heather has extensive experience; a Bachelor of Business, a Masters of Tax & is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She's responsible for finance, admin, governance & IT.

Brett Evans, Programs

Brett is responsible for our studio and education programs ensuring the success of Kids Under Cover's program delivery, Community Service Organisation partnerships, quality control and evaluation.

Bianca Richards, Marketing & Fundraising

Bianca oversees all Kids Under Cover fundraising activities, including Donate Your Car®, as well as brand management, marketing and communications.

Trish Ferrier, Studio Program

Trish coordinates the Studio Program looking after new builds, relocations, and the maintenance and upkeep of all our life-changing studios.

Martin Murley, Philanthropic Partnerships

Martin works with individual donors and philanthropic groups to raise funds for our work to prevent youth homelessness.
Kerry Butcher

Kerry Butcher, Corporate Partnerships

Kerry builds and maintains relationships with our corporate partners to create genuine value and find unique ways to work together for mutual benefit.

Sheryn Cooper, Community Fundraising & Events

Sheryn is our go to for all things Community Fundraising and Events, focusing on our major fundraiser The Cubby House Challenge.

Building foundations to prevent youth homelessness

Our vision:

Where no young person in our community is homeless

Our mission:

Providing young people at risk of homelessness with the foundations to strengthen their connection to family, community and education, and make a lasting difference in their lives.

Our values:

  • empathy
  • collaboration
  • resilience
  • engagement
  • integrity
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