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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 Admin Service.

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

Management Team

Brett Christie

Founder & Managing Director

39 years' experience in the superannuation and IT industries.  Syncsoft Founder and Chief Systems Designer.  With degrees in Mathematics and Systems Design, he is responsible for the direction of Oban's suite of enterprise products.

Rory Wainer

Founder & Director

34 years' experience in the superannuation and IT industries.  Founder and Managing Director of Syncsoft.  Track record of achieving business outcomes utilising leading edge technology.

John Salamito


VP Pensions Manulife, COO MLC, Executive GM Products NAB.

Peter Cormack


CEO Pillar Administration, CEO ComSuper, Commissioner Superannuation.  Chairman, Defence Force Retirement & Death Benefits Authority.

Key Staff

David Tuke

Enterprise Architect

29 years’ experience in Enterprise Financial Systems, managing both formal and agile application development methodologies. Architect responsible for the design of Oban's core platform.

Quison Ngo

Development Manager

12 years’ experience in the IT industry with a degree in Accounting and Computing. Experienced developer of business applications and enterprise wide solutions.  Responsible for the management of Oban's platform/product suite.


Sieu Ping Lau

Product Manager

18 years' experience in the superannuation and IT industries with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.  Tech Lead at GESB, Delivery Manager Syncsoft.  Experienced developer specialising in superannuation administration software.

Simon Taylor

Platform Manager

11 years’ experience in superannuation software and 8 years’ experience in programming language and database implementation with a degree in Computer Science. Develops and manages Oban’s core platform and security infrastructure.