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

Ladies Lunch at Surrey Park Football Club

Maggie Stamoulis and Jo May from the Surrey Hills Community Bank® branch recently attended a ladies lunch at the Surrey Park sports pavilion hosted by the Surrey Park Football Club. The event was a fundraiser for the club and was enjoyed by many club ladies on a sunny winter day. The Surrey Hills Branch has a great relationship with the Football Club and we have recently provided funding toward the installation of the new electronic scoreboard.

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Boroondara Netball celebrates 21 years.

Congratulations to the Boroondara Netball Association who recently celebrated their 21 Birthday. Chairman Juliann Byron and Director Dick Menting attended the celebration at the Boroondara Netball Centre in North Balwyn.  The Association now has 3,500 players and more than 300 teams. Congratulations on a fantastic achievement.

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Warming up at Hockey Club

Kathy Koulouris, Manager at the Ashburton Community Bank® Branch and Director, Bob Stensholt recently attended Waverley Hockey Club to present a cheque for new outdoor heaters for the club. The heaters will make it much for comfortable for spectators during the cold winter months.  Kathy also launched a home loans incentive campaign providing the club the opportunity to earn up to  $25,000 for banking referrals from Waverley Hockey club.

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New Uniforms for Richmond Central Amateur Football Club

Ashburton Community Bank® Branch Manager, Kathy Koulouris recently presented Josh Sharp from Richmond Central Amateur Football Club with a sponsorship cheque for the purchase of player warm up tops.  We have had a long standing relationship with this club and wish them all the best for a successful 2017 playing season.

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Recognising academic excellence at Fintona

Balwyn Community Bank® Manager, Adam Osmani attended Fintona Girls School to present the Commerce Student of the Year with a $100 deposit into a Community Bank account. Joanna Bleakley received the award for outstanding achievements in Commerce and is pictured here with the Head of Commerce, Chris Williams and Adam.

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Foodie Festival coming to Surrey Hills

Branch Manager, Maggie Stamoulis, from the Surrey Hills Community Bank® presented a Sponsorship cheque to Our Holy Redeemer Primary School Principal, Frank Dame.  The Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch is very pleased to be a Gold sponsor of the Foodie Festival the school is organising later in 2017.

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New Goals for Riversdale Soccer Club.

Gary Johnson, one of our Business Development Managers recently attended the Riversdale Soccer Club and presented a sponsorship cheque for $4,400 to Club President Rob Favata. The sponsorship is provided to the Soccer Club support the purchase of new goals. We look forward to building a successful relationship with the club.

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New Scoreboard for Hockey Club

Staff from the Surrey Hills Community Bank® recently attended a family day celebration at the Kew Box Hill Brumbies Hockey Club. Piggy made a popular appearance and Branch Manager, Maggie Stamoulis presented a cheque to Club President, Mike Hanlon for sponsorship to support the installation of a new scoreboard.  An additional $1,000 was provided in recognition of a club member settling a home loan with the Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch.

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Facilities upgrade for Ceres Calisthenics.

Director, Bob Stensholt and Ashburton Community Bank® Branch Manager, Kathy Koulouris visited the Ceres Calisthenics Club to present a sponsorship cheque to support the facility upgrade at the Club in Ashwood.  The club has more than 170 girls and women competing at championship level across every age group. We have had a long standing relationship with this club.

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Redbacks on their way to earning $25,000

]Ashburton Community Bank® Manager, Kathy Koulouris and Senior Manager, Nick Coker recently launched a Home Loans Campaign at the Ashy Redbacks.
The club will be rewarded each time a member or supporter moves their home loan to the Ashburton Community Bank®. Denise Garrett (pictured) is the first Ashy Redback member to do this earning $1,000 for the club. If nine other club members do the same the club will earn $25,000. We are proud supporters of the Ashy Redbacks and wish them every success for the 2017 season.

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