Adrian is Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Director of SAGE Group. Adrian’s history with SAGE spans over twenty-three 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 businesses transformation strategy from industrial automation company to a digital company. SAGE now spans the services of industrial automation, digitisation and data analytics, resource management, asset operation and skills development.
Adrian holds multiple Board and Council positions in industry, association and private companies both domestically and internationally, including the Global Control System Integrator’s Association (CSIA).
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 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.
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 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).
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.
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 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 brings to Skills Lab 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.