Synchron appoints head of compliance

Phil Osborne
Synchron Group - General Manager, Compliance
Date: 4 February 2022
Position: General Manager, Compliance
By Elizabeth Fry

Synchron has appointed Phil Osborne as head of compliance six months after he started consulting with the dealer group.

Osborne had been a director and responsible manager for several financial services licensees, including Dirigere Advisory and SMSF Advisers Network.

He 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.

Earlier, he was chief executive of Pinnacle Financial Services Academy.

"Having previously managed financial planning practices and provided financial advice himself, Phil 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," said Synchron director Don Trapnell.

Reporting directly to the Synchron board, Osborne will lead a compliance team that includes Alison Massey, head of compliance, advice assurance. He will also work closely with the head of compliance, policy, and regulatory, Hanna Abdullah.