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Oban provides a solution for the reliable and secure transport of messages of any type.

The Oban Story


Oban was established in June 2013 by Brett Christie and Rory Wainer (previous owners and founders of Synchronised Software, one of Australia’s leading providers of Superannuation Administration software). With over 35 years industry and technology experience, Christie and Wainer have been at the forefront of many technological advances within the industry.


Over the last 5 years, Oban has re-invented many orthodoxies, including:

  • reviewing, redesigning and remodelling industry processes, and
  • building a new secure messaging platform to replace current processes, providers and technology

which have been tested in real-world institutional production environments.

From the start, one thing was very clear; if Oban was to disrupt the industry, it needed to apply a standards-based approach and not be tied to the past, which is littered with proprietary code and practices.  Oban built a series of automation gateways based around global and national standards including SuperStream, SBR2, ACORD (insurance) and ISO 20022 (banking and investment) that interact with the outside world.  Finally, the last piece of the jigsaw was put in place, with Oban creating an event-driven paradigm that coordinates the information flow from these gateways using the industry’s first and only ‘message and standards’ based administration system.

All this put together in a cloud hosted environment, running on Oban's cloud-first secure messaging platform that exploits features like elastic scalability, and you have the industry's first Digital Superannuation Exchange.

Oban is quietly going about the long overdue digitisation of the superannuation and insurance industries.

Oban provides solutions for the reliable and secure transport of messages of any type.

SuperStream | SBR2 compliance  | ACORD | ISO 20022 flexible and secure cross platform interoperability | secure B2B and P2P messaging

Who are Oban Solutions?

Brett Christie

Managing Director

co-founder, 39 years' experience in the superannuation and IT industries.  With degrees in Mathematics and Systems Design, he is the visionary behind Oban's suite of enterprise products

Rory Wainer


co-founder, 34 years' experience in the superannuation and IT industries, track record of achieving business outcomes using technology solutions

David Tuke

Enterprise Architect

29 years’ experience in Enterprise Financial Systems, managing both formal and agile application development methodologies

Quison Ngo

Development Manager

12 years’ experience in the IT industry with a degree in Accounting and Computing. Experienced developer of standalone business applications and enterprise wide solutions