Peabody names new president and COO

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Peabody Energy (BTU) announced today that the company has named veteran mining executive Glenn Kellow to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.  He will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce and serve as a member of Peabody’s executive leadership team.

Kellow has most recently served as President of the multinational Aluminum and Nickel business for BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining company, where he directed companies responsible for $7 billion in revenues with 16,000 employees and contractors.  Kellow has held a number of executive, operating and financial positions in coal, base metals, steel and petroleum businesses.  Over the years, he has held multiple posts in the United States, Australia and South America. 

Kellow’s coal industry experience includes responsibilities as President and Chief Operating Officer of New Mexico Coal where he directed underground and surface coal mines.  He worked extensively with state, federal and tribal stakeholders and received recognition from the New Mexico House of Representatives for his services to the community.  Kellow also is a former director of the World Coal Association and the National Mining Association.

Reporting to Kellow will be President of the Americas Kemal Williamson, Chairman of Australia Eric Ford, President of Australia Charles Meintjes, President of Asia/Trading Chris Hagedorn and Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Jeane Hull.  Kellow will relocate from Perth, Australia to Peabody’s global headquarters in St. Louis.