Executive Team

Each member of our executive team sets our standards to ensure that Aspermont is committed to business excellence while maintaining our high levels of responsibility and ethics.

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."

Ajit Patel

Chief Operating Officer, Group

Ajit has more than 30 years of experience in the media industry, working across print and digital media, events and market research. Before joining Aspermont in 2013, he worked for Incisive Media in London, where he was responsible globally for infrastructure, software development, online strategy, vendor management and large scale systems implementation and prior to that he was the CTO for VNU (now Nielsen). Ajit is responsible for Aspermont's online strategy implementation alongside managing the IT, Digital, Production, Marketing, Editorial, Subscription & Event functions across the group and all external providers. His role reflects the Group's priority to further strengthen its online presences and internal systems.

Comment:

"I came to Aspermont because I saw an opportunity for the company to truly dominate a global industry the size that mining is, from an end to end media perspective. Moreover and despite its size, Aspermont had demonstrated technological leadership in both digital subscriptions and paywall solutions, which had been implemented before any other media company was even thinking this way.
The company had a clear vision of how it wanted to develop both as a business and technologically and given my experience in building similar models and platforms at Incisive Media and VNU (now Nielsen) I believe I could help them realise that vision with the knowledge that their Executive team knew exactly it would be a total transformation of the business and culture to enable us to deliver on the ambitions.
Project Horizon (PH) was the architecture to help Aspermont build a technological framework that would enable it to meet it business goals. With the rollout of all brands onto that platform we have already seeing great growth in subscriptions and digital revenues.
What excites me most about Aspermont is the fact the we have only just started the journey with our market leading content and there are so many products and facets we can bring into our media solution that will enhance profitability not just in mining but all the other sectors we scale to."

Nishil Khimasia

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Khimasia has significant and relevant experience in financial management, business development and transformation in entrepreneurial growing companies in the global B2B sector. Over the past 8 years Mr Khimasia held CFO and General Management positions at Equifax UK & Ireland, part of Equifax Inc., one of the world's largest information solutions providers, with responsibility for developing UK & Ireland business. His experience in developing information solutions, big data and analytics will add great value to Aspermont in optimising the benefits of Project Horizon.

Comment:

"Aspermont's positioning in its markets and the blue chip client bases it serves, reflects both the credibility and leadership of its brands and also the opportunities it has to leverage them going forward. The company has spent nearly 20 years building and refining its subscription-based digital media solution to a point of realising scalability. It has also in the last three years restructured its entire operating structure to maximise new growth. With new systems, process and people in place it is an exciting time both for Aspermont and for us that work there."

Matt Smith

Chief Commercial Officer

Matt has over 20 years of experience in global media sales. His previous role was President at International Data Group (IDG), the world largest technology media organisation, where he directly managed and led the global demand generation business and data strategy. His role at Aspermont is newly created and gives him full remit over all the company's commercial activities. Specifically Matt will be focused on building a truly solution-sales based culture and framework within Aspermont to enable the company to maximise on its wealth of client sponsorship opportunities

Comment:

"Having worked in the Technology industry for 20 years, I have seen the rapid shift in the media and publishing landscape. With the chase for scale, many B2B publishers have forgotten the core value of quality content and audience quality. Aspermont have led the way with their paywall platform and international coverage across the Global resource industry, but at no stage compromising on editorial quality. As a specialist publisher, they are at the forefront of audience engagement backed by high value brands. This is supported by a hugely talented team that bring innovation and passion to the business.
I believe this has uniquely placed Aspermont at the very forefront of delivering the best solutions and services to our global partners. I am excited to be leading the commercial growth of Aspermont during a very exciting phase for the business."

Leah Thorne

Group People Director

Leah joined Aspermont in 2018 with over 18 years experience in HR, gained internationally across a range of industries including media, technology and retail. Prior to joining, Leah had led a number of HR functions within technology start up environments and supported their transition to become more established, efficient businesses. She also headed up European Talent Development at Activision Blizzard, leading on European initiatives where she had a strong focus on leadership development and the digital transition. Leah's role at Aspermont was another key position that had been newly created and emphasises the importance of our people. She will lead on developing and executing our People Strategy, which supports both the overall business strategy, but also the attraction, engagement, development and retention of our amazing people.

 

26/10/20 - 31/12/21

Mining Journal Select 365

Virtual Event

26/10/20 - 31/12/21

Future of Mining 365

Virtual Event

Business Development Executive - Perth, AUS

Do you have experience in the digital media sector, are passionate about selling and looking for an exciting and challenging role? If so, Aspermont wants to hear from you.

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Business Development Executive with a successful track record of meeting and exceeding annual sales goals to join our fully integrated sales team in Perth, Western 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 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 TEAM

You will be part of an international sales team who are located across the UK, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Day to day you will be a key player within the Australian based sales team, and work closely with key partners across our Editorial, Research, Product and Design and Events teams.

YOUR ROLE

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Business Development Executive, who has a successful track record of meeting and exceeding annual sales goals to join our fully integrated sales team in Perth.

You will be selling across Aspermont's global brands including digital display, account-based marketing, broadcast solutions, custom content, and event sales. The role is primarily responsible for developing and managing a client patch of high potential accounts. You will be working with our research, events, and data teams to deliver high value solutions.

In addition, you will be selling our new data services product suite, providing lead generation and Account Based Marketing solutions across 7 vertical industry sectors to your account base to generate additional revenue streams.

You will thrive working in a fast paced, dynamic environment, where you will have the opportunity to take on exciting new challenges, along with further developing your existing skills, and building new skills for the future. You will report directly into our Perth based, APAC Sales Director, which we also think will be an exciting prospect and huge opportunity for you. This is a very exciting time to join our commercial team and represent our iconic brands.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUSINESS WILL INCLUDE

  • Managing existing relationships and driving new business for all Aspermont media solutions
  • Pro-actively pitching new ideas, concepts and solutions to clients and have full coverage across their target verticals
  • Staying on top of industry trends and understanding how Aspermont can maximise opportunities in new and emerging areas, and
  • Providing accurate account management and forecasting
  • Overall, meeting and exceeding annual sales targets

Your key stakeholders will include:

  • APAC Sales Director
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Managing Director
  • Commercial Sales Team
  • Events Team
  • Research Team
  • Editorial Team
  • Product and Design Team

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

  • Previous Media Sales experience, with a background in business to business
  • Proven success in selling integrated programs on an international basis
  • Proven success in selling large deals to clients directly
  • The ability to account map and develop multiple contacts within the same organisations at a global level
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment that includes Sales, Editorial, Product and Design
  • A passion for new business development
  • To listen, think creatively and apply solutions to meet our customer needs
  • Confident and clear communicator

WORKING AT ASPERMONT:

We offer a flexible working approach, offering the opportunity to work both from home, but also 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.Our full-time working hours are 37.5 hours per week.

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