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Ashley Coles

Branch Manager

After several years as Branch Manager for the Laverton Community Bank, Ash moved to the Seddon branch three and a half years ago.

I love working here because I get to help people achieve their dreams, whilst knowing that with every customer we help, we’re also helping the community.”

When not working, Ash enjoys participating in triathalons, gardening and spending time with his young family.

Ash welcomes customers to drop in to the branch to discuss their banking and lending needs and anything about cycling or triathlons, of course.


Esha Shrestha

Customer Relationship Manager

Esha is one of the original staff members who joined the branch when it opened 11 years ago. She attributes her longevity at the branch to her love of the community, her team and the customers.

On weekends, Esha enjoys spending time with her family and friends and has a reputation as an amazing cook of Nepalese momo.

In her role of Customer Relationship Officer, Esha prides herself as being a Financial Health doctor; she’s able to health check all aspects of a customer’s banking from insurance and super to lending and wealth needs and welcomes customers to make a time for an assessment.


Stuart Stirling

Mobile Relationship Manager

Stuart is the newest member to join the Community Bank Seddon team. He has spent nearly 14 years with Bendigo Bank including the last 10 as a Mobile Lender, really enjoy assisting people achieve their financial goals whether it be 1st home, family upsize or an investment property.

He’s looking forward to working with the Seddon team while also assisting the Board to have a positive impact in the local community.

Outside of work, Stuart enjoys family time, trying to improve a hideous golf swing and is a self-confessed Beatle nut.


Cassandra Lindsay

Customer Relationship Manager

Cassandra is the newest member of our team, joining in January this year.

The best part of her job is customer service, building relationships with customers new and old but most of all helping them unlock their dreams.

In her spare time, Cass enjoys being part of local community sport playing netball with Braybrook as well as renovating her caravan and hanging out with her mini dachshund Zeb.


Therese Jeitani

Customer Relationship Officer

Therese joined the team 18 months ago, immediately fitting in with her friendly demeanour and high standard of customer service. She is known as the great multitasker, working part time at the branch while completing a Bachelor of Business and currently completing a Bachelor of Law, while also a mother of two young children. She also has a reputation for making amazing baklava!

While Therese is one of the branch’s Customer Service Officers, she also specialises in the FXGO Travel Card and Insurance.


Trish Roache

Senior Customer Service Officer

For the past four years, Trish has enjoyed the role as Senior Customer Service Officer, a role that involves ensuring the branch is ready for customers, compliant, organised and running efficiently as well as assisting customers with their financial needs.

In her personal time, Trish enjoys playing hockey and spending time with her family, recently becoming a grandmother with a second grandchild not too far away!

Customers are welcome to drop in and see Trish at the branch to chat about their banking needs any time.

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Teena Brown

Customer Service Officer

Teena has worked at Seddon Community Bank since the day it first opened in 2009 and feels very fortunate to live, work and raise her family in the supportive, inner west community. She can even walk to work and simply says it’s just a great place to be. While her children are nearly grown, Teena now enjoys gardening and spending time with her new puppy, Harley.

In Teena’s role as a Customer Service Officer, she welcomes any banking queries but specialises in superannuation and wealth management.

Andy Moutry-Read

Andy Moutray-Read


As CEO of IWCE, Andy brings a wide variety of experience to the organisation. As a past Chair of the IWCE Board, Andy has been key in developing the Inner West Community Bike Hub, Inner West Community Media, Community Pitch, MAD Youth and the development of a new financial literacy program in partnership with VU.

Andy has a background in accounting, recruitment, franchisor management, sales and as a small business owner in the local community is well connected with a passion to see the Inner West community continue to grow.


Deirdre O'Donnell

Executive Officer

Deirdre has been working in the role of Executive Officer at IWCE for the past 4 years. In her role, Deirdre manages all administrative support for the Chair and Board as well as shareholding arrangements for the low volume market and is bookkeeper for the IWCE accounts.

Originally from Ireland, Deirdre has been living in Yarraville for the last 17 years. She has 3 children who all take part in local sporting clubs and groups; Deirdre is very much involved in the local community.

Suzanne Saunders

Suzanne Saunders

Marketing & Communications Manager

With a Bachelor of Education from Monash University, Suzanne has worked in various fields including education, hospitality and real estate with the common denominator being people, community and connection.

Her role in marketing and communications enables her to connect local community groups, sporting clubs and organisations with the board, branch team, stakeholders and one another through the sponsorship and grants program, community campaigns and other programs and projects.

Sarah Franklyn

Sarah Franklyn

Chairperson / Director

Occupation: Director of Sales and Marketing                                                                      Qualifications, experience and expertise: With a Bachelor of Business Marketing from Monash, Sarah has spent many years working in the loyalty, membership ad digital industries across a number of sectors along with volunteering her time as a mentor to university graduates and other community groups. Sarah has also worked as a consultant for many small businesses and entrepreneurs to help build their marketing and business plans. A long-term resident of Yarraville, Sarah shares a passion for the people and places of the inner west.


David St John

Company Secretary / Director

Occupation: Logistics Analyst.                                                                                             David has been employed for over 30 years in the shipbuilding & aerospace industries at Williamstown & Richmond.

His roles have included payroll, systems development, statistical analysis, technical writing, logistics analysis and engineering management.


Jonathon (Jack) Fitcher

Treasurer / Director

Occupation: Chief Financial Officer                                                                                      Jack is a qualified Certified Practising Accountant and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He has over 20 years’ experience working in Finance roles across various industries with his most recent role being the Chief Financial Officer of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).


Jennifer Britt

Chair of People & Performance Committee / Director

Occupation:  Manager, Department of Health and Human Services, Victorian Public Service

Qualifications, experience and expertise: Along with many years working in the West, Jenny brings experience from across private, State and Federal public sectors. Jenny has a Masters of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has a strong understanding of the community sector, including sport and recreation, community infrastructure, disability and service delivery.

Tony Sticca

Anthony (Tony) Sticca


Occupation: General Manager Design and Development​​​​​

Qualifications, experience and expertise: Tony Sticca is a qualified architect with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry.  He is currently General Manager Design & Development for Village Entertainment, a division of Village Roadshow Ltd.  In his current employment he has been involved in design and project management of cinema and entertainment projects for past 25 years, on projects in over 25 countries through Asia and Europe as well as Australia.  Tony has two degrees in Architecture from University of Melbourne, and a graduate diploma in Project Management from RMIT University.  Tony is a registered architect in Victoria and Tasmania, a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, and a member of the Australian Cinema Pioneers.

Tony is a resident of Yarraville and has been living in the suburb for 20 years, raising 4 children in the community.  He has been an active volunteer in sporting groups and is a life member of Yarraville Seddon Eagles Football Club where he undertook a number of roles including 2 years as Club President.

Jan Jelte (Wal) Wiersma (original)

J J (Wal) Wiersma


Although officially retired, Wal continues his consultancy work in residential tertiary education.  He has also served as a General Manager at both Melbourne and Mt Eliza Business Schools.  Wal is a former Dean of Trinity College, University of Melbourne and St Mark’s College, University of Adelaide.  A resident of Yarraville since 2003, Wal was involved in Cross-Safe Yarraville and Preserve Yarraville Village, where he was part of the team appearing before VCAT to challenge inappropriate development.

Wal is a current Director and former Chair of the Board of the Seddon Community Bank, and he is the inaugural Chairman of the Inner West Community Foundation.

In his spare time, Wal teaches piano, and continues with the never-ending renovations to his house.

Alisa Hood

Alisa Hood

Chair of People & Performance Committee / Director

Occupation: Management Consultant – Digital Marketing

Alisa has cross-section of digital marketing and creative skills with vast experience across strategy, project management & marketing technology. She is a passionate digital marketer who harnesses an insight and analytical approach to marketing strategy development and brings experience across retail, telco, non-profit, higher education, arts & entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, telco and services industries.

Pamela Sutton Legaud

Pamela Sutton-Legaud


Pamela Sutton-Legaud has built her career as a leader in the Australian and international not for profit sectors as a fundraiser and strategic manager in international aid, conservation and the environment with Bush Heritage Australia, Plan International and Oxfam Australia as well more recently in the education sector.  She is a proven business and development strategy specialist who has significantly contributed to the NFP and commercial sectors having directed strategies that have raised more than $150m for Australian non-profit organisations. She successfully initiated, designed and completed a $20million capital raising campaign for Zoos Victoria, the most successful in Melbourne Zoo’s 153-year history, leveraging and commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Zoo.

Pamela has served as a Director or Trustee on a number of non-profit boards and contributed to their strategic growth.  In recognition of her achievements, she was awarded the 2006 Victorian Telstra Business Woman of the Year award (Community & Government) for her work with Plan International and the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Pamela completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in February 2017 and is accredited as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) with CFRE International.

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Freddy Lopez


Occupation: Commercial Manager

Freddy is an FCPA with experience gained across diverse ASX listed organisations. Expertise spans commercial, business development and operations, with a demonstrated capacity to develop and execute strategy and build strong teams.