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."

 

23/03/20 - 24/03/20

Future of Mining Australia 2020

Sydney, Australia

23/03/20 - 24/03/20

Mining Journal Select Sydney 2020

Sydney, Australia

Senior Customer Success Executive - London, UK

YOUR ROLE

The Senior Customer Success Executive will play a key role in the overall performance, development and reporting capabilities of the subscriptions team.

Reporting to the Group Sales Director, the position will take responsibility for ensuring a high level of customer service is maintained while improving our client engagement and administrative processes.

You will work closely with the subscription, marketing, events and editorial departments and provide a direct link between the subscriptions teams and our external system providers.

The role has excellent growth potential, as you will not only be trained on current system and processes, but encouraged to develop new ways of working to further improve performance.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUSINESS WILL INCLUDE

  • Providing incoming phone support to Subscriptions and Membership Sales team to assist with customer troubleshooting and general subscription management.
  • Liaise with the Global Operations Manager as a first step in identifying and treating areas for improvement within the customer service team.
  • Organise the on boarding and off boarding of staff user entitlements for all subscription systems, newsletter services and Aspermont group servers, emails etc. as directed by the Operations Manager.
  • Train incoming staff and support existing staff on all subscriptions dependant systems including Abacus Advance, Campaign Monitor, etc.
  • Provide BI reporting and update Sales Lead sheets for business as directed.
  • Undertake or delegate to the sales team the updating of Abacus Advance with new customer address data provided through phone, email, fax and magazine return to senders for all products.
  • Responsible for the overall Print Distribution list process including extracting the raw list from Abacus, cleaning data as required, liaising with the sales team regarding inserts and event copies and preparing and issuing the brief to the Mailing house. Other ad hoc duties in order to fulfil the Print distribution needs of the business as required.
  • Communicate and follow through to resolution all subscription technical issues to Abacus Advance via Jira.
  • Liaising with marketing to distribute the weekly Communigator leads to the Subscriptions Sales Team.
  • Update product offers, variants and any associated backend data in Abacus Advance as required including price changes and product updates as directed.
  • Manage the subscription mailbox, including direct correspondence with the subscriber and/or forwarding of subscriber query to relevant Subscriptions Sales Team member.
  • Responsible for providing Management with monthly Reports including but the Sales Management Report, Advertisers List, Trial Report and any other Reports as requested by the Global Operations Manager.
  • General subscriptions administration tasks as required and directed by Global Operations Manager.
  • Set up of Corporate Subscribers where additional help may be required by Sales rep where CSS is not used.
  • Imports and day-to-day management of HubSpot.

Your key stakeholders will include:

  • Subscriptions Sales Team
  • Marketing Department
  • Editorial Team

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

  • Excellent time management
  • Exceptional telephone manner
  • High level customer service ethos and the ability to build client rapport
  • High level computer skills and an ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Solid understanding of Aspermont 's targeted industry sectors and relevant subscription offerings
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • The ability to work in a team environment

WORKING AT ASPERMONT:

You'll be based out of our London WeWork office at Bank Station, right in the heart of the financial district, where you'll benefit from the normal WeWork perks (great coffee, tea and biscuits daily, weekly events and classes, pool and fuse ball tables, inspiring working spaces).

Your contracted hours will be 37.5 per week. Standard office hours are 9 to 5.30PM, though due to the varied global location of our clients, flexibility in working hours will be expected.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to recruitment@aspermont.com

Media Sales Support Coordinator

Calling out to all of those amazing candidates who are looking to enter the fast paced world of integrated media and event sales working with a high level sales team assisting with general administration freeing up the team to focus more on what they do best - selling and closing deals.

Job Purpose:

As the Media Sales Support Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to use your high energy, and organizational skills to help make the sales team successful. If you are a person who is not afraid to roll your sleeves and do what is needed, we are excited to meet you!

Primary role will be the management and execution of campaigns that have been sold by our Australian sales team. This will include data entry, effective use of our internal systems, processing orders, ad-trafficking, campaign fulfilment and liaising with our partners to ensure effective delivery and a positive customer experience. This will include telephone and email communication to Marketing Managers across the Mining and Energy sector. An excellent level of detail and the ability to work proactively and deliver best-in class service to internal and external stakeholders is a key requirement for the role.

You will need to have a very high attention to detail, can multi-task and to be proactive in making suggestions and acting on your own initiative. There will be a requirement to work with multiple reporting and data systems and excel.

This is a great opportunity for an individual that is looking to move into the media sector. You will be joining an experienced sales team and will gain deep insight into digital media, content and event services. The role will be crucial to the business where the sales team will seek support and our external customers as high level of service and delivery. You will be joining a team that has seen rapid growth and transformation and is at the very front of driving innovative solutions across several industries sectors.

The Role:

  • Do you love helping people?
  • Have you worked within the media industry before or recently graduated and looking for a way in?
  • Do you want to work across global brands with offices here in Perth, London and Brazil?
  • Have you the right attitude to be an office and sales all-rounder?
  • Continually seeking ways to add value on a daily basis
  • If you have answered yes to the above, then this could be the right career move for you.

Our requirements:

  • Experience in a sales support role or customer account service support role will be required.
  • Excellent Account Management experience, pre-selling, cross-selling, up-selling, ability to manage up to 300 independent accounts
  • Professional and exemplary telephone etiquette
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel (familiar with Pivot Tables).
  • Strong working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint,
  • Strong working knowledge of Google Ad Manager and Google Analytics
  • Fast data entry skills
  • Has demonstrated the growth and management of Social Media channels, particularly Facebook and Instagram
  • Customer service and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; understands importance of relationship building and management.
  • Able to take clear instruction and understand the efficiency of working to a system
  • Has managed a CRM system before
  • Effective time management and organizational skills and be effective working within time frames and due dates.
  • In addition to supporting the Sales team this role will also provide office support functions to the Sales Director

To apply for this position, please send your CV to recruitment@aspermont.com

Senior Conference Producer - London, UK

ABOUT ASPERMONT

Aspermont is a leading specialist global publisher who provide engaging content in the form of events, print and online platforms. We're established in our delivery of paid content across all areas of the mining, agriculture 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. We also have a dedicated Events Team that have been established for the last 18 months and delivered a successful portfolio (which is growing) of leading industry events.

Aspermont is a UK Headquartered media group, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: ASP) and with offices across the globe.

YOUR ROLE

As a Senior Conference Producer, you will be joining our growing events team and working across our continuously successful portfolio of events focusing on writing compelling and topical agendas for our energy, mining and mining tech events. Some of the exciting regions we cover include Australia, North America and Asia Pacific!

This role offers autonomy, a creative, dynamic and fun environment (based in the We Work offices in Bank) and the flexibility to work remotely and the opportunity for international travel.

You will be responsible for researching and developing global conference programmes tailored to the global energy and mining industry. You will receive support on content and speaker acquisition from a highly experienced and very well networked team of journalists and editors. Responsibilities include:

  • Researching the market to understand key trends and topics
  • Identifying and building relationships with industry leading executives conducting telephone interviews and face-to-face meetings
  • Attracting and securing leading key industry speakers
  • Researching competitor events, highlighting strengths and weaknesses
  • Building the identity and promote each event across social media
  • Working seamlessly with Marketing, Sales and Operations to provide the best pre-event and onsite experience possible
  • International travel to internal and competitor events

Your key stakeholders will include:

  • Event Operations Team
  • Marketing Team
  • Events Director
  • Sales Team

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

  • Extensive experience within production
  • Experience launching events (topic generation/validation)
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and spoken
  • Confident speaking to senior executives
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of the mining/oil and gas sector, preferred but not essential
  • An interest in producing top tier events
  • Proactive nature and show initiative

WORKING AT ASPERMONT:

You'll be based out of our London WeWork office at Bank Station, right in the heart of the financial district, where you'll benefit from the normal WeWork perks (great coffee, tea and biscuits daily, weekly events and classes, pool and table football, inspiring working spaces). Our contracted hours are 37.5 per week however we're flexible in our working approach.

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