SAGE people don't like to talk about themselves too much.

The work? Yes. The team? Always. The new challenge? Let us at it. But when it comes to our achievements, we prefer our awards, results and accreditations to do the talking


Our People

Adrian Fahey

Adrian joined SAGE 20 years ago and has been CEO since 2008. Adrian sets the strategic direction of the business with a consultative management style that drives our famed high performance culture.  Adrian’s passion for lifelong learning, at every level of the organisation, ensures our clients access the best thinking for their business and see no limit as to what they can achieve.

Adrian Spencer

Adrian joined SAGE in 2017 to fill the new role of COO.  Adrian brings new thinking to our team and our clients, drawing on 25 years of managing large-scale industrial and defence service contracts and projects. Adrian enjoys implementing innovative contractual and commercial solutions and with this, we welcome him to the team. 

Dion Draper

Not your typical CFO, Dion brings a refreshing energy to the realm of commercial finance. Dion and his team work tirelessly to provide a sound business from which our clients, suppliers and team can depend upon.

Sam Koulianos
Manufacturing Operations Manager

Proudly employee #3, Sam is a stalwart of SAGE and was responsible for the transition of our panel workshop into a world-class centre of manufacturing excellence. Sam is unashamedly single-minded in the delivery of exceptional quality and value to his clients.

Deon McHatton
General Manager, Service

Deon has led the SAGE service business since 2005, seeing it grow into a large national team that provides a sense of certainty for clients across every corner of the country, 24/7. Deon has built a team of brilliant technicians who thrive on challenge and quite simply will not walk away from a challenge until it’s solved. Not ever.

Laura Mabikafola
General Manager, Training

Laura brings to SAGE Training, 22 years in the people industry, leading significant Human Resources and recruitment businesses. Laura knows that the right people, with the right skills in the right roles, can truly transform a business and loves nothing more than tailoring a learning solution outcome to a specific business challenge.

Board of Directors

Andrew Downs
Managing Director SAGE Group

Andrew founded the SAGE Group in 1994 and remains instrumental in establishing the ever expanding business portfolio of SAGE, responding to emerging market opportunities and needs.

Andrew is a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Industry Group in South Australia, a board member of the Australian Industry Group Training Group and was named Ernst & Young South Australian Entrepreneur (Central Region) of the Year in 2004.

Andrew’s vision, leadership and passion underpins the success and the culture of the entire SAGE Group.  He initiated and implemented the private shareholding structure that currently exists and is actively involved in all subsidiary businesses. 

David McNeil
Chairman, Non-Executive Director

David is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Tytronics and has previously held managing director positions in both private and public companies, including Laubman & Pank Ltd, Sabco Ltd and John Shearer Ltd. His business experience includes property development, building and construction, manufacturing and aged care industries.

David has been Chairman and a member of numerous public and private sector Boards and Committees, including Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth and Lyell McEwin Hospital board, member and Chairman of the Finance and Audit committee of North West Adelaide Health Service Board, Chairman of the Electranet Audit and Finance Committee, Chairman of Fleurieu Biennale Board and Chairman of the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Board.

David joined the Board of Directors of SGHL in May 2008. 

Stuart Glenn
Non-Executive Director

Stuart joined the SAGE board in 2012 as Non-Executive Director.  

Stuart is the Chairman of Fyfe Group Pty Ltd, Non-Executive Director of Omega Ensemble and Chief Executive Officer of Joule Energy Pty Ltd.

Prior to returning to Australia to pursue a career as a Non-Executive Company Director, Stuart held several positions with Parsons Brinckerhoff in Australia and the United Kingdom, finishing as CEO and President of Parsons Brinkerhoff International in Singapore.

Stuart's passion is assisting companies with growth strategies.

Michael Givoni
Non-Executive Director

Michael joined the SAGE board as Non-Executive Director in 2017, attracted to the organisation for it's capabilty to genuinely impact it's industry.  

Michael is currently the Chairman of BSA Ltd, Non-Executive Director of CaterCare Pty Ltd, Chairman of Winslow Construction Pty Ltd, Chairman of Buzz Productions Pty Ltd, Chairman of First 5 Minutes Pty Ltd, Chairman of Gross Waddell Pty Ltd and Non-Executive Director of RSEA Pty Ltd.

Holding a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Economics, Michael is an accomplished director and exciting addition to the SAGE board. 

Adrian Fahey
Executive Director

Adrian was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SAGE Automation in March 2008. Adrian had previously worked in the role of South Australian General Manager for SAGE Automation and has been instrumental in the company’s national expansion. Adrian has made outstanding contributions to the company and his drive and passion for the industry make him an ideal leader for SAGE Automation into the future. Adrian is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and on the board of the international Control System Integration Association (CSIA). 

Adrian has been a director of SAGE Group since 2000.

Dion Draper
Company Secretary

Dion is responsible for all the finance and administration requirements of the SAGE Group, including legal and human resources as well as liaison to the Board of Directors. Dion joined SAGE Group in 2007.

As Company Secretary, Dion’s key responsibility is to ensure compliance with standard financial and legal practice and to maintain standards of corporate governance. In this role Dion acts as the point of communication between the groups chairperson, board of directors and company shareholders, reporting in a timely and accurate manner on company procedures and developments.

Dion is a Chartered Accountant and prior to joining SAGE was Finance Manager at Tenix Defence and Management Accountant at Michell Pty Ltd. 

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