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Our People


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General Manager, Project Delivery

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Michael is General Manager, Project Delivery and is renowned as an innovative, solutions focused leader with a broad experience base across all sectors of the civil construction industry. Michael has contributed to the successful procurement and construction of civil infrastructure for a number of clients, predominately DIT and SA Water and has direct management experience in a number of delivery models including Construct only, Design and Construct and Early Contractor Involvement.

Commencing with Bardavcol in 2003 as a Construction Engineer, outside of procurement and  contract administration expertise, Michael has gained an enviable technical specialty around Dam Construction with particular emphasis on rock excavation, ground support, detailed embankment construction and complex concrete works. This, added to Michael’s previous significant experience in construction of roadworks within SA.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) and Bachelor of Economics from University of Adelaide along with completion of extensive industry training requirements.


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General Manager, Corporate Services

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Robyn is Bardavcol’s General Manager Corporate Services. Her extensive experience in administration within the civil construction industry has been developed across her 23 years with Bardavcol. Robyn has progressed through all aspects of administration traversing reception, accounts, workshop assistant, site clerk through to current operations which include payroll, office / IT manager, RTW Coordinator, marketing, tender submission coordinator and Website/Intranet creator.

Throughout these roles Robyn has driven innovation enabling continuous improvement. Her role is responsible for the management of the administration and finance/accounts personnel, such people leadership is reflected in Robyn’s membership of the Civil Construction Federation’s Women in Civil Committee where she exhibits her passion for diversity and the advancement of women in all aspects of the civil construction industry.


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General Manager, Business Development & Marketing

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Jake has extensive stakeholder management and community relations experience gained through his leadership roles in some of South Australia’s most iconic organisations.

After holding sales and brand development roles across his 13 year tenure, Jake progressed to become the Regional Director for West End Brewery. As market leader of the biggest category in the hospitality industry, Jake engaged with over 350 hoteliers such that West End was recognised as the supplier they were most engaged with throughout his tenure. In this role he also managed the relationships with many sponsorships, community groups and media outlets.

Jake followed on to become the Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), a role he held for 6 years to the end of 2020. With some 26 affiliated leagues, 300 clubs and 54,000 registered participants Jake gained significant experience in stakeholder management across his interaction with state and local government, schools, community groups, football clubs, AFL, AFL clubs, SANFL clubs, members and supporters. Jake is practiced in media presentation and through the sale of Football Park exposure to land development and asset management. Whilst at SANFL Jake led the rapid expansion of Women’s football and the establishment of SANFL Juniors, SANFLW, SANFL APY and SANFL Inclusive Leagues along with many other innovations which benefited the game and its participants. SANFL as Joint Venture partners in the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority also required Jake’s involvement in the operation of Adelaide Oval along with the development and construction of the Oval hotel.

Most recently Jake has broadened his leadership experience in roles as CEO at both Lenswood Apples and Big Shed Brewing.

Jake recently entered the civil construction industry bringing his insight for stakeholder management and brand development to Bardavcol to ensure stakeholders needs are well understood and valued to deliver outstanding outcomes for clients and their community.

Jake is an experienced C-level leader who facilitates strong team environments where collaboration and achievement are key deliverables.

Jake holds a Bachelor of Management (Marketing) from University of South Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



Construction Manager

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Anthony has an enviable track record for managing successful projects across varied disciplines of civil construction in South Australia during his 15 years in the industry. As Project Manager, he has delivered a wide range of projects including completion of projects for SA Water, DIT, Emerald Grain, and the St Clair development. Within these works the complex concrete structures required for the Kangaroo Creek Dam spillway is particularly notable in illustrating Anthony’s innovative approach and technical capability. Anthony’s successful completion of a variety of projects provides him with a strong understanding of the technical aspects and the management skills required for complex major projects with differing facets.


Previous experience in various roles as a quality, safety or environmental representative has established Anthony as a leader with a strong focus on health and safety along with an understanding for environmental impact. He has a reputation for his ability to work collaboratively with the workforce to effect a culture that ensures all employees and sub-contractors take ownership of site safety.


Anthony holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from University of Adelaide.


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Construction Manager

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Shane has demonstrated a strong capability in the management of large and complex major civil engineering projects in the role of Construction Manager in which he has successfully performed since 2008. An extensive history with Bardavcol since 1996, he has performed roles in all aspects of the business including as a Project Engineer, estimating, procurement and project management.

In his position Shane’s broad responsibilities encompass the overseeing and development of all of Bardavcol’s Project Managers in all project-related matters, overall formulation and review of project management plans, management of all aspects of quality assurance, OHS&W, and environmental aspects on site. He also oversees the on-site industrial relations to ensure constructive relations with relevant unions and authorities. Shane also resolves any contractual disputes, submits monthly financial and general progress reports, and establishes financial, programming, and quality controls to allow works to proceed the most timely and cost-efficient manner.

Shane holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from University of South Australia.



Operations Manager

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Daniel has over 29 years experience in civil engineering project management, construction and maintenance. Appointed to his current senior management position of Operations Manager in 2012, he has responsibility for all Bardavcol plant, equipment, supervisors and plant operators.  This role involves liaison and coordination with senior and site management across all Bardavcol projects.

As his experience suggests he has held many varied the positions such as Quality Manager, Site Manager, Project Engineer and Project Manager on various projects throughout his careers and has guided the team in the development and implementation of the Bardavcol Quality and Safety Systems. Daniel is highly capable in the management and control of contract works, including liaison with clients and stakeholders, detailed planning, programming, and implementation of resources to achieve the specified outcomes in terms of safety, quality, time and budget, in compliance with Bardavcol policies and procedures and statutory obligations.

In conjunction with this role, Daniel has also performed the role of Construction Manager when required on minor projects from time to time (e.g. grain bunker projects) and from time to time is assigned responsibility for major contracts such as Bald Hills Interchange, Torrens Rail Junction and the Regency to Pym South Road upgrade in a project manager capacity. 

Daniel holds an Associate Diploma in Engineering from University of South Australia.


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Estimating Manager

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In his 20 year career with Bardavcol, Geoff has undertaken roles in both project delivery and estimating.  Geoff spent the majority of his first 13 years with the company in site based roles, including 8 years as a Project Manager on a diverse range of construction projects.   Since 2016, Geoff has been Bardavcol’s Estimating Manager, and has prepared and overseen Bardavcol’s tender submissions for a broad range of projects, which has encompassed many different construction elements, and involved a wide array of clients, delivery models, and commercial frameworks.

Geoff holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) from University of Adelaide and Bachelor of Economics from University of Adelaide

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