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Our Story


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
Group Managing Director

Adrian is Group Managing Director for the SAGE Group of companies. Adrian’s history with SAGE spans over twenty-two years, during which time he has been instrumental in the growth of the business from a South Australian business to a national and now a global business.

Adrian has led the business's transformation strategy from an industrial automation company to a digital company. SAGE Group now spans the services of industrial automation, digitisation and data analytics, resource management, asset operation and skills development.

Adrian holds a number of Board and Council positions in industry, association and private companies both domestically and internationally, including the Global Control System Integrator’s Association (CSIA).

Adrian Spencer
Chief Operating Officer

Adrian is Chief Operating Officer of SAGE Group. Adrian brings strategic 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 brings a wealth of experience to his role.

Dion Draper
Chief Financial Officer

Dion is responsible for all the financial and administration requirements of the SAGE Group, ensuring the SAGE Group has the financial resources to execute its strategic priorities. Dion and his team work tirelessly to provide a sound business from which our clients, suppliers and our people can depend upon. With over 25 years’ experience as a finance professional, he is well equipped to oversee finance processes, regulatory compliance, financial reporting and group performance.


Justin Kahl
Executive General Manager

Starting his journey with SAGE Automation as an apprentice electrician in 1994, Justin Kahl has been with SAGE from the very beginning, becoming a project manager soon after completing his apprenticeship.

For the past 14 years, Justin has been responsible for growing the SAGE business in various General Manager roles – most recently as the South Australian GM – embracing emerging market opportunities and delivering sustainable, profitable growth.

Shannon Neyland
National Service Manager

Shannon has extensive global experience working with both developing and leading international automation businesses in the contracts and service divisions.

Leading SAGE Service, a growing national team of skilled technicians, Shannon and his team provide 24/7 certainty to clients across Australia. Shannon's experience in utilities and construction, strong customer focus and passion for innovation ensure his team delivers the best outcome for clients.

Paul Walker
Chief Strategy Officer

Paul is a business executive demonstrating strong leadership, commercial and business development expertise.

With more than 20 years' experience in business operations and strategy, Paul has worked across a number of sectors, including resources, infrastructure, energy, food and beverage and manufacturing.

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