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

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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Community Cup Winners

The inaugural Women’s team from the Hawthorn Amateur Football club were recent victors of the Community Bank® Cup defeating Canterbury. The game was played in stunning Melbourne sunshine and was a great celebration for the club and their support of women’s football.  Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch Manager, Maggie Stamoulis presented the cup to team Captain Sarah. We wish the team every success for the remainder of the season.

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AbiliTEA for Autism awareness

Learning for Life recently launched a program Autism AbiliTEA to build awareness about autism and raise funds to provide life-changing intensive early intervention programs to children with ASD from families in financial need.  Adam Osmani and Madeleine Smith from the Balwyn Community Bank® Branch attended the event held in Balwyn.

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Celebrating a summer of Cricket at North Balwyn.

Staff from the Balwyn Community Bank® recently attended the North Balwyn Cricket Club end of season presentation night. Players, families and friends attended and the club sponsors were recognised. The Balwyn Community Bank® has been a long term supporter of the North Balwyn Cricket Club. We have provided more than $20,000 to the club in sponsorship.

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Supporting local Children and families

Kathy Koulouris, Manager of the Ashburton Community Bank® recently presented a cheque to The Edge Community Fund in support of the Annual Easter Raffle. The raffle raised $4,500 which will provide support to at least 15 local children and their families. It will assist these children attend camps, sporting activities and other opportunities they wouldn’t normally be able to participate in. The Community Bank® is a proud supporter of this important organisation.

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Piggy out and about at the Roberts McCubbin Primary School Fair.

The Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch Manager, Maggie Stamoulis was joined by staff Jo May and Kamna Madan at the Roberts McCubbin Primary School Family Fair. Piggy made a special appearance and school and local families enjoyed the festivities on a perfect autumn day. The school has formed a new banking relationship with the Surrey Hills branch and we were pleased to be a gold sponsor of the Fair. We are looking forward to building a strong and valuable working relationship with the school.

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Women's team up and running

Director, Dick Menting and Senior Manager, Nick Coker recently attended the Old Carey Grammarians first game of the season taking on rivals Old Scotch. Old Scotch were victorious on the day.
Old Carey launched their women’s team who are all set for an exciting and historic first season.  The Balwyn Community Bank® branch has a long standing relationship with Old Carey and we wish them well for a great season ahead.

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Ashburton Village Festival- a celebration of community

The Ashburton Community Bank® were the proud Major Sponsor of the Ashburton Village Twilight Festival. An estimated 12,000 people enjoyed the summer sunshine and the great variety of activities on offer. Piggy was busy entertaining festival goers and enjoying time on the Ashburton Community Bank® stage. The Festival provided a great opportunity for the community to enjoy the vibrant Ashburton Village and wander down the normally busy
High st.

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Keeping score at Surrey Park

Maggie Stamoulis, Manager of the Surrey Hills Community Bank® branch recently attended the 2017 season launch at Surrey Park Sporting Clubs. Maggie is pictured with Rohan Sutherland from the Junior Football Club and Bernard Tanner representing the senior players.  The Community Bank® has provided funding to support the installation of a new electronic scoreboard at the club. We have a strong relationship with this club and wish them all the best for a successful year.

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A big welcome to Roberts McCubbin Primary School

The Surrey Hills Community Bank® branch is pleased to have established a relationship with Roberts McCubbin Primary School in Box Hill South. Branch Manager, Maggie Stamoulis recently presented school Principal Marg Pickburn and Fair coordinator Britta with a cheque for the school’s upcoming Family Fun Fair. The Surrey Hills Community Bank® Branch is looking forward to the Fair and to building a great working relationship with the school.

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