Francois Hardy is Head of Newmont Goldcorp Africa

Francois Hardy has taken over as the Head of Newmont Goldcorp Africa. 

Francois Hardy leads Newmont Goldcorp’s Africa

He took over his position in June 2019 from Alwyn Pretorius who now leads Newmont Goldcorp’s South America Region.

His major focus since assuming the position has been to enhance safe, efficient and responsible production to ensure the company maintains a sustainable, long-term business. 

He has more than 17 years’ experience in mining and project development within the Newmont Goldcorp portfolio. Mr Hardy most recently served as Regional Project Director for Australia. Before that, he was General Manager of the Company’s Tanami gold mine in Australia where he led the turnaround of the operation into one of the Company’s best-performing assets.

“The Africa Region has maintained strong performance and I congratulate the team for their skill and commitment to delivering our business strategy,” said Mr. Hardy. “I am honoured to join the region’s success story and believe that, together with the government and all stakeholders, we will continue to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining.”


Mr. Hardy joined Newmont in 2002 and has held several leadership roles in Global Program Management, Business Excellence and Technical Services, along with leading operations in Australia. Before joining Newmont, Mr. Hardy held positions at Avmin Ltd and De Beers Consolidated Mines.

His varied roles and rich experience in the gold mining sector and driving step change in operational performance will be valuable in taking forward Newmont Goldcorp Ghana’s project portfolio. 

 “We continue to focus on achieving exceptional performance while fulfilling our values and commitments to our stakeholders”, concluded Mr. Hardy.

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