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SAGE Group is a specialist industrial services provider and working alongside some of Australia’s most iconic brands, we combine the best thinking with world-leading technology to accelerate your digital journey.



Being a leader in accelerating the digital journey of key industries, we have developed expertise and breakthrough results across seven key sectors.


Our Companies

Across our suite of companies SAGE offers end to end project consultancy, delivery, industry best expertise to digitise your business.


Executive Leadership Team.


SAGE Group Executive Leadership Team

Our leaders are committed to building a smarter future, better world.
Adrian Fahey

Managing Director

Adrian’s history with SAGE spans over 25 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 SAGE Group’s transformation strategy to now span the services of industrial automation, digitisation and data analytics, resource management and skills development. 

Adrian holds multiple Board and Council positions in industry, 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 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.

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.

Justin Kahl

Executive General Manager – SAGE Automation

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.

Lesley Marchioro
Group Executive – People and Culture

Lesley joined the SAGE Group executive team in 2020 with a diverse background in senior and executive positions across people and culture, customer, and digital. Lesley has been instrumental in developing and implementing strategies which focus on enabling SAGE’s people to create a collaborative, inclusive and high performing workplace that continually evolves. 

Lesley is a Fellow of the Governors Leadership Foundation Program, has an MBA from University of South Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Lesley is also on the South Australian Chair of the Committee for the National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO).

Rachel Fahey
Group Executive – Marketing and Communications

Rachael’s unique approach to customer engagement, advocacy and brand differentiation was developed early in her career, leading sales and marketing for a number of premium hotel brands. Joining SAGE in 2009, Rachael has established a strong marketing capability, supporting the company’s broad diversification and uniquely positioning SAGE in its markets. This includes establishing four new company brands, integration of four business acquisitions and international expansion, during which the business doubled its employees and tripled its revenue. As a member of the SAGE Group Executive Team, Rachael leverages analytical rigour and a creative approach to ensuring customer value is maximised and business growth continues.

Jason Taylor

Group Executive – Information Technology

Jason is energised by applying technology to drive business outcomes including strategic enablement, employee engagement, customer experience, safety and security. His 30 years’ experience within the industrial automation sector provides deep knowledge that ensures he understands what SAGE’s customers need. A lifelong learner that thrives as part of a team, Jason enjoys navigating new ways of working and building a team culture that embraces change with an agile mindset, underpinned by continuous learning, improvement and experimentation.

Alec Konyenburg

Executive General Manager – Nukon

Alec leads the talented Nukon team who take a data-driven approach to operational technology transformation. Alec and his team enable their clients by providing a complete whole-of-business view: from operations right through to IT, the shop floor, engineering and beyond.

Laura Mabikafola

Executive General Manager – Skills Lab & Embedded Expertise 

Laura brings to the SAGE Group 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.