Synchron has appointed former Head of Financial Planning SA & NT – AMP Group, Chris Regenass, as its South Australia/Northern Territory State Manager.

Mr Regenass succeeds Synchron’s former SA/NT State Manager, Sheridan Wright who has resigned in order to accept a senior management role with Perpetual.

Based in Adelaide, Mr Regenass has a 22-year history of working with self-employed financial planning businesses in SA and NT and has held previous roles with Charter Financial Planning and AXA.

Announcing the appointment of Mr Regenass today, Synchron Director Don Trapnell said, “Chris has developed excellent relationships and built an impressive network of contacts over his long career in the financial services industry and has engaged extensively with industry associations such as the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) to help promote our profession.

“He shares the same proactive, collaborative and constructive approach we take at Synchron and we are confident he is the ideal person to build on the excellent work already undertaken by Sheridan.”

Mr Regenass officially commences duties with Synchron on Wednesday 1 November.

“We welcome Chris to the Synchron team and wish Sheridan all the best in her new role,” Mr Trapnell said.

Synchron created the SA/NT State Manager position earlier this year in a move that made Synchron the only licensee with manager representation in every state of Australia.

At that time, Mr Trapnell said, “Our expansion clearly illustrates our commitment to the long-term growth of Synchron as a successful, ongoing business providing quality financial advice to Australian consumers,” he said. “We are now on a mission to increase our footprint and to bring to our SA/NT advisers the full range of support experienced by other Synchron advisers. In appointing a SA/NT state manager, we are aiming to replicate the success Synchron has enjoyed in other states.”