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Our People

Our people are very important to us, as is making certain we provide you with the best possible professional financial advice. Below is a short biography for each of our colleagues together with their contact telephone number. For further contact details please see our "Contact Us" page.

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John Osborne BSc FIA DipPFS, Managing Director
Tel. 01296 620950, Mobile. 07818 417 388, Email. john.osbornehaseosborne.co.uk
John has spent all his career in financial services, joining Equity & Law in 1975 and qualifying as an actuary 4 in 1979. For most of his career at Equity & Law (later AXA Equity & Law), John was on the Management Board of the company and had a variety of roles including Corporate Finance Actuary, Head of Planning and, finally, Head of Marketing and Business Development. He also at various times was the Manager of AXA Equity & Law's mortgage and unit trust companies. Following the merger of AXA Equity & Law with Sun Life John was appointed Head of Finance and Operations for AXA Assurance.
In 2000, John decided to leave the AXA Group and set up his own Independent Financial Advice company focusing on providing clients with top quality financial advice on investments, pensions and tax planning and in 2003, Hase Osborne was set up.
When not advising clients, John enjoys all sports as a spectator, and in particular is a long standing, and long suffering, supporter of Charlton Athletic (although not quite old enough to remember the FA Cup triumph of 1947). Children Claire and Nick have also had to suffer the ups and downs of life as Charlton fan, although wife Helen has generally resisted the delights on offer at the Valley. John's playing activity is limited to golf these days where he still holds the ambition of getting down to a single figure handicap (which most observers would regard as unrealistic)
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Richard Gommo MA (Cantab) DipPFS, Independent Financial Adviser
Tel. 01296 620 950, Mobile. 07799 645 611, Email. richard.gommohaseosborne.co.uk
Richard, an Old Aylesburian [AGS], graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1985 as a geologist. After spending a few years dropping explosives down holes in Yorkshire, Wales and South Africa he came to the City just in time for the 1987 stock market crash. He worked initially for an American bank, in London and Chicago, specialising in interest rate and equity derivatives at a very exciting time in the development of those new markets. He has also worked in Frankfurt and Johannesburg, and for a range of international AAA banks. His experience includes :

Assistant Treasurer and Head of Product Development, Financial Engineering and Risk Control at Barclays Corporate Bank
Head of Financial Engineering for Bayerische Landesbank London
Director of Structured Products at Standard Bank, Johannesburg

He has lectured and trained bank staff, in Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East on capital markets, and been on the product development advisory panel for Santander Private Banking structured products. He is also an Expert Witness in the field of structured products, and their appropriateness [or otherwise] for different categories of investor.

He joined Hase Osborne in 2004. As the father of triplets he retains a particular interest in risk management