Structure of the Board

The Board currently comprises of five members. Board members possess a broad range of industry experience and business skills to appropriately govern the interests of the shareholders of the Company. The Board continues to actively guide 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.

Andrew Kent

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Andrew Kent, Chairman, is an experienced Business Manager and Corporate Advisor with over 40 years' experience in international equities and media. Mr Kent was the CEO of Aspermont from 2000 to 2005 and holds considerable knowledge of its products and the market landscape. Mr Kent is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Comment:

"As a long serving chairman of Aspermont Ltd I have found that a sound vision is only able to be delivered when the right culture and organisational skills are fully aligned with it.
The company has built both technological IP and knowledge capital since its successful pioneering of a paid content digital media solution in 2003 - at a time when all else said the internet must be free and advertising solutions should be based on website volume and not audience quality. Aspermont proved then what it is again ready to prove now; albeit on a far larger scale. That is, that high provident content, timeliness and effective delivery are ‘must have' propositions for industry professionals.
When operating in an era of ‘fake news' the value lines for a publisher have never been clearer or more important, to the communities they serve.
Tech solutions with high growth and profitability are rare. As Aspermont completes its transformation of the last three years it comes back to the market with both - and is supported by a board and executive team who have all the ingredients to create real long-term value for its shareholders."

Geoff Donohue

Lead Independent Director

Mr Geoff Donohue has over 30 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.

Comment:

"I began my involvement with ASP three years ago and have been Lead Independent Director since October 2016. During this time I have witnessed and been involved in the Company transforming itself at balance sheet, management, board, technical, operational and functional levels. The decisions taken and implemented to give effect to this transformation were very well planned, executed and courageous. This process is ongoing.
Aspermont is now very well positioned to create substantial shareholder value as the benefits of the past two years of change yield expected excellent results. I look forward to being part of this and am very excited by it."

Alex Kent

Managing Director, Group

Since joining the company in 2007, Mr Alex Kent has worked across all divisions of Aspermont Group. During this time, he has built up an extensive knowledge of its  product portfolio and been a key influencer in the overall business vision. He is currently the Group's Managing Director but has held previous executive roles in both marketing and digital strategy.

Having previously graduated through Microsoft's Executive Academy and with a double honours degree in Economics, Accounting and Business Law, Mr Alex Kent brings further depth to the Aspermont board and operations as the Group continues its digital  evolution.

Mr Alex Kent joined the board as an Executive Director and holds a number of other private company directorships.

Comment:

"Having transformed itself over the last three years; at almost every level of the organisation Aspermont has a unique opportunity to deliver high growth over the next few years both from a revenue, earnings and a shareholder value perspective.
That growth will be achieved through the development of our core business, leveraging that model into new markets and identifying targeted acquisition where they fit our overall strategy and provide earning accretive results.
The company's long-term vision may not have changed since 2003 but the capacity, capability and focused approach to delivery today are markedly different.
We have built an exceptional team within the business not just at the management levels but throughout the entire organisation. Focusing on people, skills and capacity will hallmark our development as a company going forward.
Having worked at Aspermont since 2007 there has never been a more exciting time. It is now all about focus and delivery."

Christian West

Non-Executive Director

Christian West has over 16 years' experience in advising public companies on portfolio structure and in deal origination, development and financing for private companies. Christian has a successful track record investing in global equities, through public market, venture capital and private equity investment channels across media, technology and natural resource sectors. He is currently a Director of RDP Limited, a venture capital group specialist in the natural resources sector.

Comment:

"I have been working with Aspermont since the summer of 2016 before joining the Board as a Non- Executive Director in May of 2017. I have been impressed with the high quality of the Executive team and the turnaround plan they have actioned. The Company and Management have embraced the digital revolution within the publishing and media sector. The Company is showing impressive growth in both its established business and newly launched products and is a credit to the enthusiasm, dedication and talent shown throughout the Aspermont family.
The coming year should show continuing development and provide exciting opportunities for the management team and Aspermont's shareholders."

Clayton Witter

Non-executive Director

Clayton Witter has over 20 years' experience in advising large and medium size organisations on implementation of new technologies to transform business processes across a number of sectors including FMCG (consumer goods), Manufacturing, Banking, Information Technology and Electrical household appliances. He was previously Managing Director at Beko Plc, the UK home appliance manufacturer where under his management, Beko became market leader across multiple product categories.

Comment:

"I am excited about Aspermont because the business has a talented executive team full of passion and drive, who are well equipped to realise the potential of Aspermont to be the market leader and the first point of reference for business intelligence, information and data in the sectors within which it operates. This presence together with the current development of new technology platforms will allow the expertise within the executive to connect global partners through event forums that deliver immense value for participants and significant additional revenue for Aspermont.
Within the last year the company has shown significant improvement in its overall financial performance which serves as a great platform and foundation for the exciting and ambitious plans ahead and I am looking forward to supporting the executive team together with my fellow non- executive directors to deliver on these plans."

 

25/03/19 - 26/03/19

Future of Mining Australia 2019

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

25/03/19 - 25/03/19

Future of Mining Awards 2019

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Subscriptions & Events Delegate Sales Executive - Perth, AUS

We are looking for an experienced Delegates and Subscriptions Sales professional who can take responsibility for achieving sales targets across our subscriptions and events businesses.

Aspermont is a global media group that is the established leader in the delivery of paid content across all areas of the mining and energy industries. With leading brands such as Mining Journal, Mining Magazine and Australia's Mining Monthly, Aspermont is at the forefront of development in new media technologies which enables enhanced delivery of its content services.

Aspermont has now also launched a new Events division to work symbiotically with the Group's core publishing and media assets to focus on improving services to the resources sector.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Achieve monthly event delegate sales and renewal subscription sales targets
  • Identifying and securing sales opportunities and lead generation
  • Timely and accurate processing of orders
  • High volume sales activity
  • Tracking and reporting of sales results
  • Maintaining a pipeline of prospects and maintaining and updating the CRM system
  • Feedback to the Marketing Manager on which lead types are most productive

THE PERSON:

  • Strong sales negotiation skills
  • Solution focussed with the ability to build rapport quickly with prospects
  • Exceptional telephone manner
  • Great customer service ethos
  • Good time management
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Quick learner with an ability to grasp new concepts
  • The ability to work in a team environment

To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter to Adri.zwick@aspermontmedia.com

Business Development Manager - Vancouver, CANADA

Do you want to join a dynamic and fast-growing events and media company? Are you ready to take on the role that is highly international and serving a North American client base? Aspermont Media is looking for a Business Development Manager to help us reach North American markets.

We are looking for an experienced sales professional who can take ownership of client relationships and drive revenue growth on a world leading media portfolio and a ground-breaking global events series.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maximise revenues through sales of advertising, marketing services and event sponsorships to clients in the mining sector
  • Responsible for lead generation, new business development, and account management in close association with other members of the global sales teams
  • Manage the execution of sales processes, the application of company systems and the reporting of forecasts and revenues to the group

THE COMPANY:

Over the last 20 years, Aspermont Media has been at the forefront of development in new media technologies to enable an expanded and enhanced delivery of its content services. The company provides leading global marketing solutions for the natural resources sector.

Our sales channels encompass online media, live events, print publications and bespoke marketing services. There is no doubt that Aspermont is an established leader in the delivery of paid content across all areas of the mining, energy and agricultural industries.

THE PERSON:

  • 3 years' experience in sales of digital advertising and content marketing solutions, business events or media, ideally selling sponsorships, integrated digital media programmes, or marketing solutions
  • Advanced commercial negotiation and networking skills
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales targets
  • Demonstrated experience building credibility with a senior-level client base

What are you waiting for?  If you think that you could be the Business Development Manager that our clients are looking for, please get in touch!

To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter to Adri.zwick@aspermontmedia.com

Conference Producer - London, UK

We are looking for a Conference Producer to join our London team.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a producer to develop and run a US based conference, building on a well-established publication and event brand.  The individual will be responsible for researching and developing global conference programmes tailored to the global mining industry.  The successful candidate will be expected to take on a high degree of ownership, autonomy and responsibility for the production and project management of new launches.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research the market to understand key trends and topics
  • Identify and build relationships with industry leading executives conducting telephone interviews and face-to-face meetings
  • Plan and implement the focus of each conference ensuring they are commercially viable
  • Attract and secure leading key industry speakers
  • Research competitor events, highlighting strengths and weaknesses
  • Build the identity and promote each event across social media
  • Work seamlessly with Marketing, Sales and Operations to provide the best pre-event and onsite experience possible

AT EVENTS:

  • Onsite management and ownership for the running order, schedule and agenda of the conference
  • Collate feedback from those attending the event to gain any recommendations or ideas for future events
  • Ensure excellent onsite experiences for our attendees

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 6 - 12 months of commercial experience
  • Knowledge of the mining/oil&gas sector preferred but not necessary
  • An interest in producing top tier events
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and spoken
  • Confident speaking to senior executives
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Proactive nature and show initiative

THE CANDIDATE:

  • Have a good level of previous experience of the conference production process from within an established conference business
  • Capable of communicating with senior industry executives as peers
  • Will be proactive, tenacious and determined to secure the best quality speakers within agreed deadlines

To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter to Adri.zwick@aspermont.com

Sales Executive - Perth, AUS

We are on the hunt for a committed and motivated media sales expert to take on an exciting sales executive position. You will be working across a major news platform in the agricultural sector and be the daily point of contact for established clients in the composition; delivery and reporting of highly effective online display and content solutions. Post campaign you will provide campaign analysis and recommendations in order to improve future and upcoming campaigns to best meet marketing objectives. This role requires exceptional organisational and communications skills and the desire to continually upskill in order to remain up-to-date in an evolving media industry. As a trusted advisor, you'll be imbedded in their daily processes, understanding them and their product intimately. Building on an already strong relationship will be a large part of this position, seeing you help client define both strategic and tactical solutions. Reporting to the Sales Manager, you'll be part of a fantastic and energetic team. You'll need to love working in a fast paced environment, taking on exciting challenges and learning new skills.


This is a client facing role, so we need someone who is highly communicative, professional and well presented!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build and preserve relationships with our customers visiting key personnel on regular occasions
  • Grow existing client base through constant new client acquisition
  • Achieve monthly sales quotas and F2F meeting KPI's
  • Fully develop marketing plans with clients
  • Ensuring timely delivery of high-quality proposals
  • Maintaining ongoing sales forecasts and shared master spreadsheets
  • Ad-hoc client and agency queries / requests

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Digital, print and content marketing sales experience with 3-5 years' experience within media sales
  • Outstanding communication skills - communication is key to this role as you will be communicating with internal departments as well as clients on a daily basis
  • Face to face sales and business development experience
  • Solutions based selling experience, the ability to assess and identify with and understand industry trends, economic and otherwise to provide comprehensive effective solutionS
  • Highly motivated, sales focused, driven to achieve and outperform sales targets
  • Drive new business as well as grow and service established clients
  • Communicate globally as we work across all markets
  • Superior skills in writing proposals, delivering high quality output (media schedules- documentation to clients)
  • Established skill set in sales budget planning, forecasting and managing your progress to achieve target

PREFERRED:

  • Doubleclick (DFP) Google analytics  (GA) experience
  • Sales and marketing contacts within the Energy, Mining and Agriculture sectors
  • Tertiary qualifications in communications or marketing

To apply for this role please send your CV to Adri.zwick@aspermont.com

This is an opportunity join a progressive publisher at the forefront of delivering quality content to key sectors of the economy. Aspermont Ltd is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

Please note, due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to take phone calls regarding this role and cannot reply to every applicant.