Management Team

Andrew Francis (Chief Operating Officer)

BEng (Hons.) (Mining Engineering), MAusIMM, First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate

Andrew Francis is a mining engineer with over 15 years’ technical, operational and management experience across a variety of commodities obtained globally in both company and contractor settings. Mr Francis has been involved in several underground, open pit and shaft sinking project studies and start-up’s, including the Rubicon-Hornet-Pegasus and Millennium underground mines, Janet Ivy, Matts Dam and Mt Jewell open pit mines and the K2 Shaft at the Gosowong mine.  Prior to joining Bardoc Gold, Mr Francis worked in technical and management roles within Northern Star Resources and has previously held senior and management roles with companies such as Barrick, Byrnecut, Entech, MMG and Goldfields.

Mr Francis holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) with honours from the Western Australian School of Mines, a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate and is a member of the AusIMM.

Russell Hardwick (CFO / Company Secretary)


Mr Hardwick is a Certified Practicing Accountant with 20 years’ experience in a variety of private and public companies. Mr Hardwick is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Chartered Secretary. Mr Hardwick has extensive experience in corporate secretarial, capital raising and commercial management. He has held the positions of Director or Company Secretary for both AIM listed and ASX listed companies as well as Senior Executive positions within private companies. Mr Hardwick is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors' Course. 

Bradley Toms (Exploration Manager)

BSc (Geol)

Mr Toms is a geologist with over 24 years of exploration experience which includes 15 years in the North Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Mr Toms has held senior exploration positions on projects in close proximity to the Kalgoorlie North Gold Project including roles with Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and with Centaur Mining and Exploration Limited between 1994 and 2000 at the Mount Pleasant and Ora Banda gold operations.