Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd
Our Board
The Board’s policy is for a majority of directors to be independent. This is currently the case.
Juliann Byron - Chairman

Juliann has extensive experience in the accounting and finance fields. She provided corporate secretarial, management and governance consulting services over many years, and is a non‑executive director on public and not-for-profit company boards.

Juliann is a member of the Finance Committee, Staff Committee and the Audit and Governance Committee. As Chairman, she also attends other committee meetings as required.

Bob Stensholt - Deputy Chairman

Bob has had an extensive career in public service, including roles as a teacher, diplomat, Assistant Director General for AusAID and over 10 years as the state Member of Parliament for Burwood. Bob now consults to various boards and authorities on governance matters.

Bob chairs the Community Investment and Marketing Committee, and is a member of the Finance Committee and the Events Committee.

Dick Menting - Director

Dick was the foundation Chairman of Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd and previously spent 35 years in retail banking, finance and administration with a major bank and other companies. Dick recently retired as a councillor for Boroondara City Council and continues to run a local small business.

Dick is a member of the Finance Committee, Community Investment and Marketing Committee, and the Events Committee.

Damien Hudson - Director

Damien has over 10 years’ experience in local real estate. More recently, Damien established businesses provided management services to community organisations.

Damien chairs the Events Committee, and is a member of the Community Investment and Marketing Committee.

Daizy Maan - Director

Daizy was appointed to the Board in 2015. Daizy has considerable experience working with and for youth organisations, particularly those with an entrepreneurial or social enterprise focus. She is currently studying commerce and law and making a meaningful contribution to the community through her involvement. Daizy was the Boroondara Young Citizen of the Year in 2015.

Daizy is the Chairman of the Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Limited Youth Advisory Committee.

Andrew Whittaker - Director

Andrew has over 40 years’ experience in a variety of professional services and senior executive roles. He was formerly a partner with PwC and Ferrier Hodgson and has worked across a variety of industry sectors, including banking, providing performance improvement and governance advice.

Andrew is a member of the Finance Committee and is Chairman of the Community Investment and Marketing Committee.

James Grant - Director

James has spent over 35 years in banking and finance, financial planning and dispute resolution in these areas.  He has extensive client facing and senior management experience in banking and finance and wealth management products, services and their delivery to business and wealthy clients.

James is the Chairman of the Staff Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee.

Our Staff
Nick Coker - Senior Manager

Nick has been the Senior Manager for Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd since 2009, managing banking operations across all four branches. Nick is a career banker, having come to the Community Bank® network from one of the major banks. Nick drives the business plans for each branch in conjunction with each manager, and leads the community engagement programs.

Nick  attends all Board meetings and also attends committee meetings as required.

Nick Azar - Business Development Manager

Nick is one of two Business Development Managers. He can visit customers at their business or home to discuss their business banking or residential lending needs, including after hours and on weekends. Contact Nick on 0402 11 783 or .

His role is also to help build strong partnerships and improve relationships with our many community groups.

Gary Johnson - Business Development Manager

Gary is a Mobile Relationship Manager with over 20 years of experience in the banking and mortgage industry. Gary joined the Bendigo Bank group in 2009 and joined the CASH Group in 2017.

Gary works with his customers to find the most suitable finance package and provides an on-going banking service for his clients. Gary enjoys meeting with people in the local community to find outcomes that benefit both them individually and help grow our community as a whole. Gary can visit customers at their business or home including after hours and on weekends. Contact Gary on 0411 135 414 or

Anna Gration - Marketing Manager

Anna is the Marketing Manager supporting our four Community Bank® branches. Anna joined our team at the beginning of 2016 after many years in various senior Marketing and Partnership Management roles. Contact Anna on 0411 326 908 or



Michael Sapountzis - Company Secretary

Michael was appointed as Company Secretary in 2017 and is the Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee .

Michael has held management and corporate secretarial roles within NSX / ASX-listed and unlisted companies within the financial and professional services sector for over 10 years. Michael specialises in Corporate Governance, board and secretarial support and shareholder services. Contact Michael on 0403 247 523 or



  • Shurojit (Shuro) Shome (Manager)
  • Ashley Wingfield
  • Jacob Gordon
  • Kathy Koulouris (Manager)
  • Manjula Wijesiri
  • Evelyn Butler
  • Nikhil Selvaratnam
  • Aaron Walker
  • Maggie Stamoulis (Manager)
  • Kamna Madan
  • Helen Sargeant
  • Jo-Anne May
  • Tegan Paul
  • Adam Osmani (Manager)
  • Madeleine Smith
  • Emily Wellesley-Winter
  • James Fernandes
  • Dot Tamburrini

Latest Community Projects

'Back to School' at Soccer Trivia night

The Ashburton United Soccer Club (and Alamein Football Club) recently held their major annual fundraiser. The Trivia night themed ‘Back to School’ was a great success and an opportunity for the Ashburton Community Bank® to present sponsorship and incentive cheque payments. $9,500 was provided to the club in Sponsorship and Banking Rewards payments, in recognition of recent home loans taken out by club members.  The night was a huge success with the club raising much needed funds to support the many programs they offer.

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Community Bank® Under 16's Grand finalists again

The Ashy Redbacks Community Bank® Under 16 girls made the Grand Final for the third successive year. These girls showed great team spirit and although not the premiers this time they played a great game against the undefeated Kew Comets.
The Ashburton Community Bank® has been proud to be the naming sponsor of this team for the last two years. We look forward to continuing our involvement in season 2018. Well Done to all involved on a fantastic season.

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Supporting East Camberwell Tennis Club

Staff at the Canterbury Community Bank® Branch were busy preparing promotional materials for the East Camberwell Tennis Club event held recently.  Committee member Charles Povey (pictured with Ashley Wingfield) is grateful for the support of the Community Bank® and encourages club members to contact us for their banking needs.

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Ladies Lunch at Old Scotch Football Club

Chariman Juliann Byron recently attended the Old Scotch Football Club ladies lunch at the Camberwell Sports Ground. Pictured here with the club’s number one ticket holder Susan Alberti AC and Club President Tim Shearer.
The Community Bank® is a proud sponsor of Old Scotch Football Club and has a long standing relationship with this group. Old Scotch had three premiership victories with the Premier B, Premier B Reserves and Premier Thirds all taking home premierships in Season 2017. Well Done to all involved.

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All set for the Surrey Hills Music Festival

Maggie Stamoulis, Manager of the Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch recently presented Melissa Chipp (left) Surrey Hills Music Festival Director with a cheque for $7,000 for sponsorship of the Festival being held in November. Pictured here with Maggie and Melissa is Shima Ibuki and Chris Young from the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre. The Music Festival is the premier community music event in the area and our Surrey Hills Branch is a proud sponsor again in 2017.

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Men's Health & Sport raises funds for FightMND

More than 90 guests attended our Spring Business Breakfast held at the MCC Sports Club in Kew. Gerard Whateley, Neale Daniher AM and David Parkin OAM provided an engaging, insightful and at times humorous discussion about men’s health and sport.  The event raised funds for Neale’s Charity Fight MND. More than $7,500 was raised through ticket and raffle sales and a donation from the Canterbury, Ashburton, Balwyn & Surrey Hills Community Bank® branches.

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Financial Inclusion at Swinburne University

Our group of Community Bank® branches are pleased to be supporting Swinburne’s Financial Inclusion Action Plan. As part of a commitment to ensuring their students realise their educational potential, Swinburne has developed a Financial Inclusion Action Plan to better support students. Through a number of initiatives and programs, they provide support for students who have been exposed to financial hardship and who may struggle with other difficulties triggered by financial stress. Funding provided by the Community Bank® will enable this program to meet its objectives

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Hawthorn Amateur Football club- Social Media winners

Congratulations to the Hawthorn Amateur Football Club Ashy Redbacks for winning one of our $2,000 sponsorship’s at the recently held Maximising the Value of Social Media Workshop. The club are very active on Social Media ensuring they recognise their sponsors at every opportunity. Well Done Hawthorn! Chairman, Juliann Byron presented to the cheque to club representatives Greta Drane and Kate Masters at the event.

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Chilean Independence Celebrations

The Canterbury Community Bank® supported the Sauzal Folkloric Dance Group who participated in Chilean Independence day celebrations. Numerous events are held throughout Melbourne during September for the Chilean community to commemorate the date Chile declared independence from Spain. Canterbury Community Bank® Branch Manager, Shuro Shome, Senior Manager, Nick Coker and Canterbury staff member Harrinson Gomez attended the event.

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Ashburton United Soccer Club- Social Media Winners

Congratulations to the Ashburton United Soccer Club for winning one of our $2,000 sponsorship’s at the recently held Maximising the Value of Social Media Workshop. The club are very active on Social Media ensuring they recognise their sponsors at every opportunity. Well Done Ashburton United! Chairman, Juliann Byron presented to the cheque to club representatives Lesley Gemmell and Hannah Charman at the event.

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