Our Board of Directors
Our vision is to energize the success of businesses and communities around the world through the imagination of our people and smart technology.
We provide small and medium sized companies with a range of easy to use business management software and services – from accounting and payroll, to enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and payments.
Our understanding of a wide range of different businesses operating in different markets means we are best placed to deliver the benefits of technology to our customers. We use local, expert people with access to global technologies and resources to support our customers’ needs.
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Kelly is since November 2014 CEO of the Sage Group plc. He is responsible for the strategic direction and the current business of the group.
Previously, Kelly was responsible for two years as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the Cabinet Office of the British Government as one of the highest-ranking civilian officials for efficiency and reform. Before being appointed to this position, he worked occasionally as CEO at Micro Focus International plc and Chordiant Software Inc. He also appeared as a founding investor and director of a number of successful small and medium enterprises in appearance.
Chairman, Sage Foundation
Ivan serves as the Chairman of the Sage Foundation, which provides support to non-profit organisations and communities around the world by sharing Sage resources with them. The Foundation’s 2+2+2 community model involves donating 2% of employee time each year, 2% of free cash flow and 2 of Sage’s smart technology products for any charity, social enterprise or non-profit organisation.
Ivan has been involved in guiding a number of philanthropic organisations throughout his career. More notably Ivan was seconded by and enjoyed a close personal and working relationship with Nelson Mandela contributing to and assisting with his charitable initiatives post his presidency, something Ivan holds dear to his heart. This relationship further inspired Ivan, and it’s with this passion he continues to inspire and guide the work and rollout of the Sage Foundation.
Managing Director, Sage Software Australia
Alan Osrin has extensive experience in the financial and payroll software industry, having co-founded Softline, an accounting and payroll software solution company, in 1988. Following Softline’s successful listing on the JSE Securities Exchange(South Africa) in 1997 which paved the way for the company to acquire HandiSoft Software two years later, Alan relocated to Perth Australia in 1999 to take the helm at HandiSoft Software headquarters.
When Softline was subsequently acquired by Sage Group plc, a FTSE 100 company, in 2003, Alan took over as Managing Director of Sage Software Australia, whilst remaining Managing Director at Sage HandiSoft. Alan is widely regarded by many of his peers as a “statesman” of the accounting software industry in Australia with vast knowledge and long held experience.