Our People

Kristy Sumner

Bank Operations Manager

Kristy commenced working for the Bendigo Bank in 2010. Over the next 7 years Kristy worked across many positions within the bank including, Branch Manager and Sales & Capability Manager for the Yarra Ranges Region. For the past 2 years Kristy has been employed as a Sales Development Lead for IAG/CGU, assisting branch staff across Victoria with, training, coaching and compliance around our insurance product offering.
Kristy, her Partner and two young boys live in Yarra Junction and are activity involved with several local sporting clubs.
Kristy is passionate about developing engaged and educated teams who provide exceptional customer service and is excited to commence her new role with UYCE to assist in building strong and sustainable community partnerships.

Aaron Hogan

Business Development Manager – Warburton & Yarra Junction

Emily Sharp

Senior Customer Relationship Manager
Yarra Junction

Emily has been in the banking sector for 12 years. In her words it has been her first “real” job. She has been with the Yarra Junction branch for 11 years. She lives in Yarra Junction and has three young children. In her spare time, apart from running around after her children, she loves cardio boxing which lets out all her frustrations in life and keeps her fit. Emily also plays netball, loves baking and she can’t go past icecream!











Aaron Hogan is our Mobile Relationship Manager. Aaron has been in banking since 2001. He is married with two children, and lives in the Yarra Valley. He will be working from both branches of our Community Bank® at Warburton and Yarra Junction. You can contact Aaron on 0400 960 427.

Suzanne Phoenix

Executive Officer






Suzanne comes with over 15 years experience in leadership roles in the Community, Not for Profit and Local Government sectors in the areas of social and community services and development. She grew up in the Yarra Valley and has lived back in the area for over 5 years after living overseas in England, Scotland and New Zealand. Suzanne is also the EO for Victorian Community Transport Association and a photographer.

Our Teams
Warburton Community Bank® Branch
Customer Relationship Officer:
Customer Service Supervisor:
Customer Service Officers:

Executive Officer:
Suzanne Phoenix

Yarra Junction & District Community Bank® Branch

Customer Relationship Officer:

Customer Service Officers:

Customer Services Officers both branches: