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.

Comment:

"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.

Comment:

"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."

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Tricia Klinger

Non-Executive Director

A marketing and digital business leader, Tricia has over 20 years leadership experience in digital marketing and communications, publications, sponsorship and events with high profile consumer and B2B brands in Asia and Australia. Tricia is an experienced Non Executive Director and currently serves on the board of Procurement Australia, one of Australia's largest procurement aggregators and Rigetti Australia, a leading quantum computing hardware provider. Tricia is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Bachelor of Economics (Sydney University) and Master of Commerce in Marketing (UNSW).

Comment:

"I am delighted to be appointed to the Board of Aspermont, a company with strong brand heritage which has undergone significant digital transformation over the past 5 years. I look forward to working collaboratively with the talented leadership team at Aspermont and support them as they continue to capitalise on the strong growth opportunities ahead, creating value for both our shareholders and customers alike."

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Dean Felton

Non-Executive Director

Mr Dean Felton, has over 25 years of mining industry experience with senior management and consulting roles at Rio Tinto, BHP and Vale. Dean brings additional knowledge capital and technological expertise to Aspermont from his recent senior management roles at Accenture and Ernst & Young.

Comment:

"I am excited and proud to be joining the board of Aspermont. At this time the relevance of the mining sector to society in general and the global decarbonisation challenge has never been more important, and Aspermont is ideally placed to support this journey as we transition to the future."

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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.

Comment:

"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"

 

18/03/24 - 19/03/24

MiningNews Select Sydney 2024

Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney, Australia

17/06/24 - 18/06/24

Future of Mining Perth 2024

Pan Pacific Perth

Data Researcher, Mining and Energy Job Description

ABOUT ASPERMONT

Aspermont is a global media group that is the established leader in the delivery of paid content across all areas of the mining, energy, and agriculture industries. With leading brands such as Mining Journal, Mining News, Mining Magazine, Farming Ahead and Australia's Mining Monthly, Aspermont is at the forefront of development in new media technologies which enables enhanced delivery of its content services. In addition, we have launched established events that cover Mining Operations and Mining Finance sectors.

Aspermont is a UK Headquartered media group, listed on both the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: ASP) and Frankfurt Stock Exchange and has offices across London, Singapore and Perth, and presence across North America and South America.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Your role as Data Researcher is key in supporting our content expansion plans and executing our intelligence strategy, which is built out of our existing research offering.

As a Data Researcher, you will develop databases and data resources for internal and external use, working in collaboration with the Mining Intelligence Editor and Editor of Content Data. You will be expected to source, maintain, and develop a range of data products across our mining content products and other titles, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in data collection and maintenance. You will support the Editor of Data Content and the Mining Intelligence Editor in developing and maintaining datasets for internal and external stakeholders.

The role will require writing for our research reports, in which you will analyse and present trends and insights from our data in a clear and concise manner.

You will work horizontally across the Content and Intelligence team, supporting all titles, predominately mining, energy, and agriculture. You'll develop a deep understanding of these industries and have the ability to maintain datasets to enrich content. Collaborating with internal teams to ensure effective use of databases and communicating developments, as well as, contributing to visuals used in daily editorial and research operations. You will proactively look for opportunities to enhance our ability to deliver industry-leading storytelling.

You will assist in promoting content through various channels, including social media, and participate in content distribution strategies to increase readership and engagement. Through your role and the insights developed you will play a part in aiding in the development and execution of reader-engagement and subscriber-audience-building plans and initiatives.

This role sits within the wider intelligence function within the content team.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUSINESS WILL INCLUDE

  • Supporting the intelligence strategy and growth by developing high-quality data sourcing, analysing, and organising.
  • Use your and the wider teams' research and data-sourcing skills to inform and construct new product and content offerings.
  • Collaborating with the internal stakeholders, sharing your insights and expertise to enhance content and data across our publications, driving data and research led content.
  • Work within a team to develop the best visual representation of the data that will drive audience and subscriber engagement.
  • Social media and content promotion: assisting in promoting content through various channels, including social media, and participating in content distribution strategies to increase readership and engagement.

KEY STAKEHOLDERS:

Internal:

  • Mining Intelligence Editor
  • Editor of Data Content
  • Group Content Director
  • Content team - editors and reporters
  • Creative & Production team
  • Head of Subscriptions
  • Marketing team

External:

  • Subscribers and other interested audiences
  • Aspermont key clients

ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED IN THIS ROLE:

  • Significant experience in data handling, sourcing and dataset-building.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Excellent in-depth knowledge of Excel and other data processing programmes.
  • Experience with ranking and data used for benchmarking.
  • Experience in journalisms or content creation. Highly organised with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to partner with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of the natural resources sector would be beneficial.

LOCATION

Based in the UK

WORKING AT ASPERMONT

You'll benefit from hybrid working, based partly in our WeWork office at Bank in the heart of London's financial district, and partly working remotely/from home.

At the office, you'll enjoy the normal WeWork perks (free coffee and biscuits, weekly events and classes, pool and foosball tables, and inspiring working spaces). Our full-time working hours are 37.5 hours per week and standard office hours are 9am to 5.30pm, although due to the varied global location of our employees, flexibility in working hours will be expected.

This is an opportunity to 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.

Senior Reporter, Energy News Bulletin

ABOUT ASPERMONT

Aspermont is a global media group that is the established leader in the delivery of paid content across all areas of the mining, energy, and agriculture industries. With leading brands such as Mining Journal, Mining News, Mining Magazine, Farming Ahead and Australia's Mining Monthly, Aspermont is at the forefront of development in new media technologies which enables enhanced delivery of its content services. In addition, we have launched established events that cover Mining Operations and Mining Finance sectors.

Aspermont is a UK Headquartered media group, listed on both the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: ASP) and Frankfurt Stock Exchange and has offices across London, Singapore and Perth, and presence across North America and South America

ABOUT ENERGY NEWS BULLETIN

Energy News Bulletin is Australia's largest integrated energy publication covering both the oil and gas industry and renewables and new energy like hydrogen.

The masthead has a 20-year history in Australia and was one of the first to move online in the early 2000s. We offer up to date market analysis, break stories, offer timely features and cover both ASX-listed companies and edicts from Canberra.

At ENB we understand our subject is at the forefront of world consciousness as energy systems transition rapidly, but we also write for a wide audience of well-informed energy professionals.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking a senior reporter to join us at Energy News Bulletin in Perth, Australia.

The senior reporter is responsible for contributing to, and, with the editor, overseeing the production and management of daily newsletters, as well as providing related, specified content and keeping abreast of all energy sector news.

The senior reporter also serves as editor when the latter is away and assigns work to more junior reporters and runs the daily news schedule.

The objective will also be to deliver engaging and informative articles, reports, and other written materials that cater to our target audience of professionals and decision-makers within the sector.

Attending industry events and working closely with the wider content team on initiatives such as data journalism and adhering to high content quality and audience relevance standards.

The role reports into Energy Managing Editor.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUSINESS WILL INCLUDE

  • Generating high-quality content in line with our editorial guidelines, including use of data, interviews and other high-engagement formats.
  • Representing Energy News Bulletin at key industry events.
  • Developing contact networks in the industry segments specified by the editor, and where requested, contribute to Aspermont's Editorial Department contact directories.
  • Social media and content promotion: assisting in promoting content through various channels, including social media, and participate in content distribution strategies to increase readership and engagement.
  • Aiding in the development and execution of reader-engagement and subscriber-audience-building plans and initiatives.

KEY STAKEHOLDERS:

Internal:

  • Energy Managing Editor
  • Group Content Director
  • Content Team
  • Sales Team
  • Creative & Production Team
  • Marketing Team

External:

  • Contributors and columnists
  • Business leaders, industry associations, government officials, subscribers
  • Media partners, event organisers
  • Aspermont key clients

ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED IN THIS ROLE:

  • Substantial editorial experience, ideally with a focus on energy / resources / finance or science
  • Editing/sub-editing experience
  • Business and technical knowledge of the energy and related sectors
  • Excellent research abilities to gather relevant information from credible sources and analyse complex topics
  • Exceptional organisational skills in order to manage multiple projects simultaneously, whilst ensuring standards and deadlines are met.
  • Familiarity with SEO principles and content management systems
  • Content planning and understanding analytics
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills to partner effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

LOCATION

Perth or Australia nation-wide (remote)

WORKING AT ASPERMONT

We offer a hybrid working approach, offering the opportunity between both from home, and our Perth office. Whilst working from home, you will benefit from managing your day how you chose around your work priorities and meetings. On your days at the office, you will benefit from being based in an office location in the central Perth CBD with other team members. Our full-time working hours are 37.5 hours per week.

Subscriptions Account Management Executive - Australia

ABOUT ASPERMONT

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 News, 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.

On the events side Aspermont has developed the leading mining innovation and technology series "Future of Mining" with events being held across the US and Australia. Aspermont also runs the global mining finance event "Mining Journal Select" annually in London, and has this year launched a complimentary Australian focused investor event in Perth.

Aspermont has invested 20 years in building a commercial model for business-to-business media founded on providing high value content to a global subscriber base. We're scaling this B2B model to serve new sectors and new countries and in new languages to maintain global leadership.

We are ASX listed with offices in the UK, Australia, Brazil and the Philippines.

ABOUT THE FUNCTION:

The subscriptions team at Aspermont are responsible for the growth and development of our paid subscriber audience. The focus of the team is split between generating new business accounts, and renewing and expanding existing subscriber accounts both in terms of their value, but their size and scale.

With our subscriptions revenues continuing to grow, we are looking to recruit an additional account manager to join our existing team to drive revenue growth across our range of mining and energy products. This role will report to the Subscription Team Leader.

YOUR ROLE

Your role will have responsibility for generating increased revenue from existing subscribers, both by increasing the number of users on each account but also incorporating additional products and services. There will also be opportunity to further explore and develop the potential of these accounts, by identifying additional opportunities, such as other divisions and teams who are currently not part of the existing subscription package. Also driving delegate sales for our specialist events.

Alongside this there will be opportunity to generate new business by working across leads sourced proactively and those generated by our global marketing team.

You will be adept and experienced in account management, enjoy building client relationships and selling multiple services across different company types. As well as dealing with current renewal contacts and subscribers you will be expected to be proactive and be able to show initiative to build your own pipeline of new business prospects and ensuring the CRM is updated.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUSINESS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Driving sales to achieve monthly sales targets for new business and renewal subscriptions.
  • Identifying sales opportunities and supporting year on year growth of subscriptions.
  • Consistently meeting and exceeding client expectations to maintain and drive customer engagement.
  • Generating and providing feedback to develop/enhance the subscriptions offering.
  • Working with events to book delegates and ensure agreed events targets are achieved.

ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL HAVE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE:

  • Extensive corporate sales experience.
  • Good understanding of Aspermont Australia's targeted industry sectors.
  • Ability to build rapport quickly and strong negotiation skills with all stakeholders, including senior decision makers.
  • Solution focussed with a great customer service ethos.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good time management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Solutions driven and self motivated.
  • The ability to work in a team environment.

WORKING AT ASPERMONT

We provide a flexible working approach, offering the opportunity to work both from home, but also our Perth office a couple of times a week. Whilst working from home, you will benefit from managing your day how you chose around your work priorities and meetings.

Our full-time working hours are 37.5 hours per week and standard office hours are 8am to 4pm, although due to the varied global location of our employees, flexibility in working hours will be expected.

New Business Subscriptions Sales Executive x2

ABOUT ASPERMONT

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 and is at the forefront of development in new media technologies which enables enhanced delivery of its content services.

Aspermont is the leading media services provider to the global resource industries through a range of iconic titles such as Mining Journal, Mining News, Mining Magazine and Australia's Mining Monthly.

Aspermont has invested 20 years in building a commercial model for business-to-business media founded on providing high value content to a global subscriber base. We're scaling this B2B model to serve new sectors and new countries and in new languages to maintain global leadership.

Aspermont is ASX listed with offices in the UK, Australia, Brazil.

ABOUT THE FUNCTION:

With our subscriptions revenues and subscriber base continuing to grow, we are looking to recruit a New Business Subscription Sales Executive to join our existing team to drive revenue growth across our range of mining and energy products.

Aspermont's success over the past five years within subscriptions has been built from our account-based selling and marketing approach, and this role plays a vital part within this process.

You will be part of an international subscriptions sales team who are primarily located across the UK and Australia that maintain and drive activity across MNN, AMM, ENB, PNG capitalizing on our strong recent new business performance, and the opportunities that are available to Aspermont across both the wider Asia region as well as Australia.

YOUR ROLE

The role will take responsibility for bringing in new business from existing inbound leads, as well as proactively selling into targeted institutions. The role is fast paced, and you will be selling to an international client base across a range of publications and services.

You will be joining an existing international subscription sales team spanning London, Perth and Belo Horizonte, and should enjoy working and being part of a team, as well being happy to work independently.

You will be working across both the mining finance and mining operations industries, as well as energy which is a huge growth opportunity for us as a business.

Excellent leads will be provided by marketing, these will range from prospects downloading sample information to people requesting trials. Alongside these enquiries you will be expected to be proactive and be able to show initiative and build your own pipeline of new business prospects. You should be confident in managing and developing sales opportunities spanning the complete sales cycle, from prospecting to closing. Full sales training and support will be given, alongside industry and product training to ensure you are fully equipped to succeed in your role.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUSINESS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Achieving monthly personal new business subscription sales targets and helping the team to achieve its overall goals.
  • Helping increase our subscriber footprint in Asia across mining companies, investors and suppliers.
  • Identifying major gaps in our Australian subscriber base across both mining finance and ops, as well as energy.
  • Playing a key role in building out of our energy subscriber base within Australia and New Zealand.
  • Timely and accurate processing of orders
  • Delivering a high-volume sales activity
  • Feeding back data of our sales results through accurately tracking and reporting
  • Maintaining a pipeline of prospects and maintaining and updating the CRM system
  • Providing data to management on which lead types are most productive
  • Working on events and achieving agreed event targets where required.

YOUR KEY STAKEHOLDERS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Subscriptions sales and customer support team
  • Marketing department
  • Editorial and advertising sales
  • Events team

ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL HAVE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE:

  • Prior experience of selling on a corporate level, be it subscriptions, data, advertising or events
  • Ability to negotiate with senior level decision makers
  • Solution focused 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
  • Good understanding of the industry sectors in which Aspermont Media operates
  • The ability to work in a team environment

WORKING AT ASPERMONT

We offer a hybrid working approach, offering the opportunity between both from home, and our Perth office. Whilst working from home, you will benefit from managing your day how you chose around your work priorities and meetings. On your days at the office, you will benefit from being based in an office location in the central Perth CBD with other team members. Our full-time working hours are 37.5 hours per week.

Editor, Mining News

ABOUT ASPERMONT

Aspermont is a global media group that is the established leader in the delivery of paid content across all areas of the mining, energy, and agriculture industries. With leading brands such as Mining Journal, Mining News, Mining Magazine, Farming Ahead and Australia's Mining Monthly, Aspermont is at the forefront of development in new media technologies which enables enhanced delivery of its content services. In addition, we have launched established events that cover Mining Operations and Mining Finance sectors.

Aspermont is a UK Headquartered media group, listed on both the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: ASP) and Frankfurt Stock Exchange and has offices across London, Singapore and Perth, and presence across North America and South America.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

We are seeking an Editor to join our team in Australia. As Mining News Editor, you will be responsible for producing high-quality written content focused on the mining industry for a business-to-business (B2B) publication. Your primary objective will be to deliver engaging and informative articles, reports, and other written materials that cater to our target audience of professionals and decision-makers within the sector.

You will be required to gather some data on ASX movements and commodity prices and be able to report on these findings in a clear and concise way. Mining News is at the forefront of market communications.

Your role will be instrumental in ensuring our content is best in class and continues to deliver high value add to our subscribers and new audiences. You will make critical decisions on the day-to-day running of the publication and its editorial agenda, as well as plan and, together with the Group Mining Finance Editor and Content Director, make future decisions on the direction of the publication.

You will be part of a team of three; leading two team members that are based in Perth.

This role will require close monitoring of the website, newsletters and other stats and regular communication with the commercial teams. In addition to aligning your content creation to editorial guidelines.

This role will report to the Group Mining Finance Editor, who is located within the UK.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUSINESS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Audience analysis - identifying the needs and interests of our target audience within the sector. Tailoring the content plan to address their challenges and provide valuable insights to strategically enhance the brand.
  • Playing a pivotal role in SEO optimisation - work in partnership with the marketing team and the content director on an SEO plan and ensure SEO best practice is applied across the team
  • Social media and content promotion: assisting in promoting content through various channels, including social media, and participate in content distribution strategies to increase readership and engagement.
  • Working with the data editor and ensuring data (visuals) is regularly fed into the content
  • Driving networking opportunities, building rapport and strong relationships with the leaders across the energy sector
  • Representing Aspermont at key industry events and through high-profile speaking opportunities

YOUR KEY STAKEHOLDERS WILL INCLUDE:

Internal:

  • Group Mining Finance Editor
  • Group Content Director
  • People function
  • Content Team
  • Sales Team
  • Creative & Production Team
  • Marketing Team

External:

  • Contributors and columnists
  • Business leaders, industry associations, government officials, subscribers
  • Media partners, event organisers
  • Aspermont key clients

ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED IN THIS ROLE:

  • Significant editorial experience
  • Industry knowledge of the mining sector, with a passion for staying informed about the latest mining industry trends and developments
  • Proven track record of developing data-driven analytical content
  • Experienced in people leadership and growing and nurturing a team
  • Creative and commercially focused
  • Content planning and understanding analytics
  • Proven research skills to gather relevant information from credible sources and analyse complex mining topics
  • Familiarity with SEO principles and content management systems
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills to partner effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Detail-oriented - excellent planning skills for people, projects, and strategy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

WORKING AT ASPERMONT

We offer a hybrid working approach, offering the opportunity between both from home, and our Perth office. Whilst working from home, you will benefit from managing your day how you chose around your work priorities and meetings. On your days at the office, you will benefit from being based in an office location in the central Perth CBD with other team members. Our full-time working hours are 37.5 hours per week.