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Scotch Presents: The Business of COVID


19 August 2020

Scotch Presents: The Business of COVID

19 August, 2020
4:00 pm

Please join us for a very special Scotch Presents online event, The Business of COVID.

Dr John Newton will be joined by Dr Adrian Geering (TEC CEO Mentoring Group) and Andrew Downs (Founder of SAGE Automation) to examine what the second half of 2020 may look like for businesses as the nation attempts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The panel will discuss all of the steps businesses might take to manage the coming challenges and enter 2021 in a position of strength.


The Panellists


Andrew Downs

Founder of SAGE Automation

Andrew began his working life in 1980 as an apprentice electrician for Bridgestone Australia, in the automotive manufacturing industry. In 1994, he started his own company, SAGE Automation from the family backyard shed. Today, SAGE Group of companies forms Australia’s largest independent System Integration service provider with 10 offices nationally and three in India, employing more than 470 staff and with revenues of $110 Million per annum.

Andrew is passionate about leadership and strategy and has recently completed the Owner President Management course at Harvard Business School. Andrew was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Central Region – Technology) in 2004. Andrew loves his role as ambassador for SAGE, he serves on a number of privately owned company boards. His is also a member of the Australian Industry Group Defence Council.


Dr Adrian Geering

TEC Chair and CEO Coach

Adrian Geering holds a thorough business background as a manager, human resource practitioner, sales director and university lecturer.

He has a Ph.D. and extensive consulting experience in a wide range of private and public sectors, currently focusing on small and medium size enterprises.

Adrian’s great passions are mentoring, coaching, writing and speaking. He has presented talks and business seminars on personal, CEO, leadership, and business topics to CEOs and TEC Chairs in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK, Canada, USA, and Argentina.



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