LICG figure joins Synchron

A Melbourne-based advice practice helmed by prominent Life Insurance Customer Group member Mark Dunsford has joined the Synchron network.

In a statement, Synchron director Don Trapnell said the Melbourne-based Dunsford Financial Planning had left Now Financial Group in order to join the dealer group, bringing the number of authorised Synchron representatives to 450.

“Synchron is very passionate about financial advice, particularly risk-related financial advice and we are therefore very pleased to welcome Mark, who is also a passionate advice advocate, and the Dunsford Financial Planning team, to the Synchron family,” Mr Trapnell said.

The move to Synchron follows Dunsford Financial Planning’s recent acquisition by AZ Next Generation Advisory (AZ NGA) on 15 November this year.


The acquisition marked AZ NGA’s first Melbourne acquisition, with AZ NGA chief executive Paul Barrett commenting at the time that he was “very pleased” with the acquisition.

“Dunsford Financial Planning is a fast-growing practice with a bright future that we are very excited to assist with,” he said.

Mr Dunsford is one of a number of risk specialists involved in the establishment of the LICG, a lobby group which opposes the government's Life Insurance Framework reforms and was at the centre of a conflict within the AFA membership in 2016. 

LICG figure joins Synchron
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