Tony Sage

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Antony William Paul Sage, known as Tony Sage (born 26 June 1960), is a Western Australian businessman. A qualified accountant and fund manager, he finances and manages mining and exploration companies in Australia and overseas. He also owns Perth's A-League soccer team, Perth Glory.[1][2]


Born in Gloucester, England, on 26 June 1960, Sage moved to Australia in 1967, residing first in Adelaide, then Melbourne and Sydney before transferring to New Zealand in 1975. In 1978 he went to Western Australia and enrolled at Churchlands College (now part of Edith Cowan University) in Perth. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) in 1980. He later became a Fellow of the Society of Certified Practising Accountants, a Chartered Accountant, and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.[citation needed] He has three children.

Corporate interests[edit]

As of October 2014, Sage was executive director of Cape Lambert Resources Ltd, and chairman of Cauldron Energy Ltd and Fe Ltd.[3] He is described as a non-executive director of Kupang Resources Ltd, Caeneus Minerals Ltd, African Iron Limited, African Petroleum Corporation Limited[4] and International Petroleum Ltd[3] and is linked with a number of private companies in addition to Perth Glory.[5] In 2008, he sold a magnetite project called Cape Lambert to the Metallurgical Corporation of China for $400 million.

From at least 2002 to February 2014, Sage was the subject of continuing long-term investigations by federal police, the Australian Crime Commission, the tax office and ASIC.[5][6]


  1. ^ Cockerill, Michael (10 December 2011) Money men deserve seat on FFA board, says Glory owner
  2. ^ Simon Hill talks to Perth Glory owner Tony Sage about the club’s current woes. Fox Sports, 11 March 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014
  3. ^ a b Cape Lambert Resources Ltd official website. Retrieved 2 October 2014
  4. ^ Board of Directors, Fe Ltd official website
  5. ^ a b Ker, Peter; Spooner, Rania No glory for Sage after police raids. The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 December 2012
  6. ^ Australian Federal Police raid Perth offices of mining boss Tony Sage. ABC News, 6 February 2014