Board of Directors

Structure of the Board

There are currently five members on the board. Board members possess a broad range of industry experience and business skills to appropriately govern the interests of the shareholders and stakeholders of the Company. The Board continues to actively guide the management team on the ongoing growth strategy of the Company. The Board actively involves, as appropriate, expert and independent advice on matters reserved for the Remuneration and Audit & Risk Committees.

Geoff Donohue

Lead Independent Director

Geoff has been Lead Independent Director since 2016. He has over 35 years' experience at both board and senior management level within public companies and the securities industry. Mr Donohue holds a Bachelor of Commerce from James Cook University of North Queensland, Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis from the Securities Institute of Australia and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Geoff lives in Perth and is Chair of the Plastic Free Foundation which is a not-for-profit global social movement that stops around 300 million kgs of plastic polluting the world each year.


"I began my involvement with ASP seven years ago and the only constant since that time has been CHANGE. 

During my initial years, the Company was transformed at balance sheet, management, board, technical, operational, and functional levels. That positioned Aspermont to create substantial shareholder value as the benefits of that change have facilitated multi-year strong growth metrics. 

I rate the management team of the Company as among the best I have ever worked with. Aspermont continues to evolve in many ways and has a very well-defined strategic plan. 

I look forward to continuing my involvement with Company and fully expect great outcomes in the years ahead."

Alex Kent

Managing Director, Group

Alex is the Group Managing Director and has worked at the company since 2007. Alex leads the executive team and is responsible for setting the overall direction and business strategy for the company. Alex previously worked at Microsoft, graduating through their EMEA Academy and he also received a double honours' B.Sc. degree in Economics, Accounting and Business Law from the University of Bristol.

Alex lives in Singapore with his wife and three children and is an active supporter of Rett Syndrome Research Trust, whose goal is to cure a rare neurological disorder that his eldest daughter has.


"Aspermont is the global leader in business-to-business media for the resources sector. We bring together communities to collaborate, problem solve and find innovative breakthroughs for some of the most pressing challenges in the world today. Our company is independent, our journalists are free to express their views and we allow and encourage our audiences to express a right of response. The increasing role our organisation plays, at such a pivotal time for civilisation, gives me both inspiration and a sense of responsibly.

Over the last few years, Aspermont has transformed from a centuries old print publisher into a leading mediatech innovator. We remain entrenched as a content, information and intelligence business but are also now a data and marketing services business.

We have been in a high growth phase for several years now but are still very much at the foothills of our opportunity. Alongside an outstanding management team, we are building new platforms and technologies that will lay the foundations for decades of further high organic growth.

Aspermont has achieved a significant amount over the last few years but truly there has never been a more exciting time."


Graeme McCracken

Non-Executive Director

With over 30 years experience in innovation and digital transformation across the media, events, data and analytics sector, Graeme brings a wealth of experience from across multiple global B2B markets. Graeme has held senior leadership positions at a number of companies including CEO roles at Proagrica and CMD Group. Graeme is a graduate of the University of Glasgow with a Masters degree in Politics & Economics.


"I have watched the Aspermont team transform the business over the last few years, seen the passion and the innovation and have been hugely impressed. Aspermont operates in an exciting geospatial sector, with a wealth of data to be mined and insights to help the market and I'm excited to be able to help advise the senior management team as they continue their journey to help this market and our customers"


17/06/2024 - 18/06/2024

Future of Mining Perth 2024

Pan Pacific Perth

17/06/2024 - 18/06/2024

MiningNews Select Perth 2024

Pan Pacific Perth

Deputy Editor - Mining Magazine


Aspermont is a UK-Headquartered global media group (approx. 130 people), dual listed on the Frankfurt and Australian Stock Exchange with offices in London, Perth, but presence across North America and South America. Aspermont delivers subscription-based content through digital, print, conferencing and events channels. They are the dominant player in the resources sector for B2B media, delivering information services with ambitions to successfully transport its model to other countries and other B2B sectors worldwide. Over the last 20 years, the company has been at the forefront of development in new media technologies to enable an enhanced delivery of its premium content services.

The company's recent digital transformation has completed its primary phase and it is now focused on marketing automation. Artificial Intelligence and algorithm driven marketing systems, based on continual digital data capture and behavioural analysis, are revolutionising the way the business attracts, retains and upsells its audiences.


Mining Magazine (MM) is the single definitive guide to mining. Founded in 1909 by Herbert Hoover, Mining Magazine offers in-depth, technical insight into all operational aspects of mining. The title is designed to inform and assist mine management with decisions on mining techniques and technologies, as well as issues affecting their workforce, logistics and supply chains.


You will be responsible for working with the MM editor on the daily production of unique and exclusive news analysis articles, and related mining research intelligence reports. You will assist with assigning and supervising the completion of work, editing and proofing.

You will also work with the MM editor on the production of the development of new multimedia content, and organising coverage of relevant industry events. As a senior editor in the Aspermont Mining editorial team, you will represent Mining Magazine at key industry events as agreed with the editor.


  • Writing daily news-analysis articles and interviewing senior industry figures and politicians.
  • Using data and unique reporting to cover the global mining industry.
  • Helping the Editor implement a content strategy focused on coverage of key mining themes.
  • Ensuring the required quality and quantity of content is generated to specified deadlines for online channels.
  • Daily coordination with the Editor on the management of reporting, event-coverage, field trip and production.
  • Representing the Aspermont Mining editorial department (and specifically the Mining Magazine title) on field trips, at press conferences and other mining industry events, and generating content as required.
  • Working with the editor to develop and execute reader-engagement and subscriber-audience building plans and initiatives, which may include social media and other promotional activity.
  • Maintaining a sound working knowledge of the information needs of the audience and ensuring Mining Magazine output meets those needs. Maintaining sound awareness of competitor products.
  • Close collaboration and coordination with sales and subscriptions teams on the monthly topics and features.
  • Participating in recruitment/resource-deployment processes.

Key Result Areas/Key Performance Indicators

  • Delivery of exclusive news analysis and interviews using unique industry sources
  • Delivery of data-led features and multimedia content including video and audio broadcasting
  • Well-received industry analysis as demonstrated by website traffic analysis
  • Delivery of print and digital products to specified deadlines and at consistently high standards


  • Subscribers and other interested audiences
  • Aspermont key clients

Attributes to be successful in this role:

  • Strong work ethic and ability to prioritise and manage multiple deadlines: This role requires juggling various tasks and ensuring content delivery to strict schedules.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: You should be able to write clear, concise, and engaging news articles, features, and reports. You also need strong interview skills to gather information from diverse sources.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively: You will work autonomously on tasks but also collaborate effectively with the editor, team members, and external stakeholders.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with a strong desire to learn: This industry is constantly evolving, and you should be eager to stay updated on trends and technologies.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills: You will be responsible for managing and prioritising your workload, which includes content calendars, event coverage, and research assignments.
  • Technical proficiency: You should be comfortable utilising various content management systems, social media platforms, and data analysis tools.
  • Strong business acumen: Understanding of the B2B media landscape and the mining industry is crucial for strategic content development and audience engagement.


You'll be able to benefit from a hybrid approach between based out of our London office, as well half of the time be based remotely/ at home. At the office you'll be able to benefit from the normal WeWork perks (free coffee ,weekly events and classes, pool and foosball tables, inspiring working spaces). Our fulltime working hours are 37.5 hours per week, however we're open to considering part time employees, who have the right skills and experience.