Synchron has appointed Phil Osborne as General Manager, Compliance, effective 1 February 2022. Mr Osborne has been working with Synchron as a Compliance Consultant since July 2021. 

Mr Osborne holds Masters’ qualifications in both Commerce (majoring in financial planning) and Law (majoring in enterprise governance). He also holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and has been a director and responsible manager for a number of financial services licensees. 

Synchron Director, Don Trapnell said, “Phil has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and, having also previously managed financial planning practices and provided financial advice himself, has an exceptional understanding of the demands on financial advisers and the vital role they play in helping ordinary Australians take control of their financial affairs.” 

Mr Osborne has held various roles with numerous financial services businesses, including Lifestyle Asset Management, the SMSF Advisers Network, and Interprac Financial Planning, following his entry to the financial advice industry through AMP and Hillross Financial Services.

Mr Osborne reports directly to the Synchron Board and heads a compliance team which includes Alison Massey, Head of Compliance – Advice Assurance. He will also be working closely with the Head of Compliance – Policy and Regulatory, Hanna Abdullah.