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.

Ian Hart

Chief Content & Strategy Officer

Ian has 20 years' experience in B2B subscription-orientated information and data businesses. He was most recently Managing Director at IHS Markit specialising in food and agricultural inputs such as fertilisers. Ian held various product and editorial management roles over his career and has specialised in leading and scaling teams to transform and launch new high value products by placing emphasis on deeply understanding customer needs. This has been achieved through bringing together deep industry experts with market-leading technology and data approaches and partnering with customers and others in the industry to create value.Ian recently completed an Executive MBA at London Business School and has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Kent.

Comment:

"The team at Aspermont have positioned the company brilliantly to be able to serve current and new customers with expanding digital content, products and services over the coming years. I decided to join Aspermont because the potential was clear and the ambition to deliver quickly using an entrepreneurial mindset was high. I look forward to working with the team and clients to bring even greater value to our core global mining, agriculture, and energy sectors, as well as broadening to new industries. With the emphasis that we can place on execution it is set to be an exciting time for everyone working with Aspermont."

 

26/10/20 - 31/12/22

Future of Mining 365

Virtual Event

28/03/22 - 29/03/22

Future of Mining Australia

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney, Australia

Finance Assistant

ABOUT ASPERMONT

Aspermont is a global media group that is the established leader in the delivery of paid content and conferences across all areas of the mining and energy industries. With leading publishing brands such as Mining Journal, Mining News, Mining Magazine and Australia's Mining Monthly, and the successful Events including Future of Mining Series, Mining Journal Select and more, Aspermont is at the forefront of the industry developments and is a well recognised and respected brand.

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

ABOUT THE FUNCTION:

Busy and fast paced, Aspermont Finance and Controlling division is responsible for the month end closing process and assurance of correct books and records. The division undertakes performance analysis against budget and forecasts, and supports decision making processes to facilitate cost out initiatives.

The Finance division operates in teams based in London, Perth and Manila, but despite being scattered geographically and functionally, often collaborates on shared projects and has regular virtual catch-ups.

YOUR ROLE

You will use your skills in a challenging environment within our team, in finance and controlling. We require someone with enthusiasm, business experience and a willingness to adapt & facilitate change. This role will suit a personable and proactive individual. This is a superb opportunity to join a business in an exciting phase of their growth and an entry position into the organisation for further career development within the Organisation.

The role involves extensive hands-on task delivery and will be focused on the smooth running of day-to-day reporting and management accounts preparation, with some involvement in annual projects like budgeting. By using your expertise in Microsoft Excel, you will be producing insights for sales teams, contribute to KPI reports for the team and for the business, as well support with ad-hoc analyses.

On the accounting side of the role, you will be contributing to the month closure procedures, which include preparing and posting accounting journals, investigating budget variances, and producing reconciliations for key areas and accounts.

You will also play a part in annual budget, forecasting and audit processes, which makes this role a great opportunity to get exposure to these Strategy and Governance related areas of any accounting qualification. The ideal candidate will have previous exposure to financial/business analysis environments. Although accounting/financial training is not a requirement, it will be an advantage.

REPORTS TO: Business Analyst

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUSINESS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Being the key point of contact for day-to-day Finance admin queries, such as bank statement checks or supplier form completion.
  • Ownership of reports and reconciliations from start to finish, ensuring those are run on time and do not contain errors.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team. You may be asked to complete small projects for which you would be required to undertake research, analyse the findings and collaborate with other departments and external service providers, and report on progress.
  • Proactive, positive attitude towards change and improvements.

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

  • Previous finance/business analysis experience is essential, while accounting, financial planning or other business qualification or training would be an advantage.
  • Detailed, methodical, and analytical approach with attention to detail.
  • Capable of working under pressure and to successfully deliver to immovable deadlines.
  • Able to manage multiple stakeholders and prioritise work appropriately.
  • Self-starter, able to work both independently and in a team. • Confident, credible presence, in person, on the telephone and in writing.
  • Proven Microsoft Excel and Word skills, including complex formula-driven spreadsheets, pivot tables and data lookups.

WORKING AT ASPERMONT

You'll be able to benefit from a hybrid approach between being based out of our London WeWork office at Bank Station, right in the heart of the financial district, 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 barista-brewed coffee, community events and classes, pool and foosball tables, inspiring and diverse working spaces). Our fulltime 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.

We are keen to promote and encourage professional development and growth, therefore for the right candidate we would be able to offer both financial support, along side providing experience towards the completion of a formal qualification such as as the AAT, ACCA or CIMA.

New Business Subscription Sales Executive

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

Reporting to the Group Sales Director, 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.

Subscriptions Sales Executive

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

With our subscriptions revenues and subscriber base continuing to grow, we are looking to recruit a Subscription Team Leader 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 by providing support to the team to achieve their sales targets, alongside working on strategic initiatives to continue to support the commercial success of the Subscriptions Team.

YOUR ROLE

You will be joining an existing 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.

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. 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 new 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 management on which lead types are most productive
  • Working on events and achieving agreed event targets when required.

YOUR KEY STAKEHOLDERS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Subscription's sales and administration/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 is preferable though not essential.
  • Ability to negotiate with senior level decision makers
  • 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
  • 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 flexible working approach, offering the opportunity to work both from home, but also our London 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 London. Our full-time working hours are 37.5 hours per week.

Subscriptions Team Leader

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 subscriptions sales team who are primarily located across the UK and Australia. Day to day you will be a key player across MNN, AMM, ENB, PNG by providing support to the team to achieve their sales targets, alongside working on strategic initiatives to continue to support the commercial success of the Subscriptions Team.

YOUR ROLE

This role plays a pivotal part within the Australian Subscriptions Team through delivering an interesting mix of day-to-day sales, that supports the overall success of the Subscriptions Team, in addition to supporting the on-boarding for new team members, and the development of existing team members with their sales techniques and competencies.

Another key component of the role is working in partnership and supporting the Group Subscriptions Sales Director and Group Operations Manager to maximise potential to achieve budgeted renewal and new business revenue, through reviewing commercial challenges and working to seek workable solutions, or identifying commercial opportunities.

The majority of your role (around 80-85%) will be focused on generating personal revenue, from an existing book of predominantly Australian based corporate accounts as well as generating new business. You should be a proactive sales leader, and enjoy the challenge of researching and developing new business right through the sales cycle from prospecting to closing.

In conjunction with your personal selling, your dedication to working with and upskilling the Australian based team (around 10%) will assist them to deliver on their targets. The remainder of which (5%) will be spent partnering the Group Subscriptions Sales Director.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE BUSINESS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Achieve personal monthly new business and renewals targets, personal selling will take up 80% of your time with the following other responsibilities taking up the remaining 20%.
  • Work with the Group Subscriptions Sales Director to identify and treat areas for improvement within the Subscriptions Sales Team, including product knowledge, sales approach and decision making.
  • Work with the Group Subscriptions Sales Director to build out a new business plan for each Australian subscription's brand. This will involve researching and cross analysing each major company type against our existing subscribers across mining finance, mining operations and energy and developing an evolving key targets list for each grouping.
  • Working with the Group Subscriptions Sales Director analyse and map out the plan for further subscriptions growth across Asia.
  • Conduct weekly and meaningful 1:1 meetings with the your team to support their overall success within their roles, the function and also within the Company.
  • Provide ad hoc daily support to the Australian Mining & Energy Subscriptions Team in relation to questions around price, packages to offer and general sales advice.
  • Work with the Group Subscriptions Sales Director and Marketing team to increase the current lead volume and quality coming through to the Australian Subscriptions Team.
  • Assist with staff training, particularly focusing on product knowledge, industry knowledge and sales technique and efficiency.
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with Editorial and Advertising in Perth to improve the flow of information between departments.
  • Work with the team one day a week in the office, to provide mentoring and support and also to help feedback to the business any concerns.

Your key stakeholders will include:

  • Subscriptions Team
  • Marketing Department
  • Editorial Team
  • Abacus Advance
  • Media Department
  • Events Team

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

  • Experienced sales skillset with an analytical mind
  • Ability to clearly communicate, support and train other team members
  • Strategic approach to problem solving and able to move a concept to execution
  • Effective stakeholder management and partnership
  • Excellent understanding of Aspermont Australia's targeted industry sectors and relevant subscription offerings

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.