Our Board

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

Board Members

Nathaniel Popelianski

Nathaniel Popelianski – Acting Chair

Nathaniel is a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth where he heads up the national property and infrastructure team.  He is known for his ability to calmly and quietly come up with clever solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems.

With an impressive career in Law, Nathaniel ensures Kids Under Cover practices are within the law and our constitution reflects our organisation and growth.

Nathaniel joined the Kids Under Cover board in August 2012 and was elected Vice Chairman in November 2017.

Deanne Pointon Treasurer

Deanne Pointon joined the board in December 2019, with over 20 years’ experience across service industry, property and large private companies.

Deanne’s skills and experience in financial acumen, governance and commercial focus on business activities are an enormous asset to Kids Under Cover and our work in preventing youth homelessness.  She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Bachelor of Business (Commerce) and is a member of CPA Australia.

Deanne is passionate about Kids Under Cover’s prevention model and believes that equitable access to education for young people is key to a better tomorrow.



Deb Tsorbaris – Director

Joining the board in February 2017, Deb brings a wealth of experience including government and peak body, most recently as CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

Deb spent six years as CEO at Council to Homeless Persons, four years with The Department of Health and Human Services and was appointed CEO at The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare in 2013.

We are excited to have Deb join the Kids Under Cover board and look forward to her sharing her enthusiasm and passion for young people in the work that we do.

Renuka Kimber Director

Renuka joined the board in February 2019 having spent more than a decade working in brand transformation, digital strategy and stakeholder relations.

Drawing on her significant experience in consumer marketing and insights management, Renuka is passionate about supporting change for good and for young people in particular. Alongside her technology & innovation role with KPMG, Renuka now extends her breadth of expertise to the prevention of youth homelessness.


Studios making a difference

A Kids Under Cover studio makes a significant difference to the whole family, not just the young person at risk of homelessness

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