Corporate Governance

Board of Directors


Nicholas Chirekos

Independent Director
Former North America Head of Mining, J.P. Morgan

Appointed: April 2017

Experience

Nicholas Chirekos served in various financial advisory roles at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. from 1987 until his retirement in 2016. He was most recently the Managing Director, North America Head of Mining from 2002 to 2016. Prior to that, he served as the Global Head of Mining and Metals. In 2005 Mr. Chirekos served on the Board of Directors of The Mineral Information Institute.

Education

Mr. Chirekos earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Denver and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.

Stephen Gorman

Independent Director
President and CEO of Borden Dairy Company
Former Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines

Appointed: April 2017

Experience

Stephen Gorman has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Borden Dairy Company since 2014. Prior to joining Borden Dairy, he was with Delta Air Lines, Inc. from 2007 to 2014, where he was the Chief Operating Officer. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Gorman served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Greyhound Lines, Inc. Mr. Gorman was also the Executive Vice President, Operations Support and President, North America for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. from 2001 to 2003. Other directorships include ArcBest Corporation, Grupo Aeroméxico, S. A. B. de C. V. and Bradley University. 

Education

Mr. Gorman earned a Bachelor of Science from Eureka College and a Master of Business Administration from Bradley University.

Glenn Kellow

President and Chief Executive Officer, Peabody 

Appointed: January 2015

Experience

Mr. Kellow is President and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody. He was named CEO-elect and joined the company's board of directors in January 2015 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2015.

Mr. Kellow has extensive experience in the global resource industry. Over a 28-year career with BHP Billiton, he held multiple leadership posts on three continents. He served as president of the multinational aluminum and nickel business with operations in South Africa, Australia, Mozambique and Colombia. Mr. Kellow has held a number of executive, operating and financial positions in the coal, copper, base metals, steel and petroleum sectors in the United States, Australia and Chile.

Mr. Kellow is a director and executive committee member of the World Coal Association, U.S. National Mining Association and the International Energy Agency Coal Industry Advisory Board. He is the former Chairman of Worsley Alumina in Australia, Chairman of Mozal in Mozambique and Chairman of the global Nickel Institute. In addition, he is a past member of the executive committee of the Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy and the advisory board of the Energy and Mining Institute of the University of Western Australia.

Education

Mr. Kellow holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Newcastle in Australia. He completed the advanced management program of the Wharton Business School and is a Fellow of CPA Australia. Mr. Kellow was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and the Alumni Award for International Leadership from the University of Newcastle.

Joe Laymon

Independent Director
Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services for Chevron Corporation
Former Group VP for Ford Motor Company

Appointed: April 2017

Experience

Joe Laymon has been the Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services for Chevron Corporation since 2008. Prior to joining Chevron, Mr. Laymon worked at Ford Motor Company from 2000 to 2008, where he was the Vice President, Human Resources and later the Group Vice President, Corporate Human Resources and Labor Affairs. He also served as the Vice President, Human Resources, U.S. and Canada Region for Eastman Kodak Company from 1996 to 2000. Other directorships include Clark Atlanta University, BoardRoomIQ.com and United Way of the Bay Area.

Education

Mr. Laymon earned a Bachelor of Science from Jackson State University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Teresa Madden

Independent Director
Former EVP and CFO of Xcel Energy, Inc.

Appointed: April 2017

Experience

Teresa Madden retired from Xcel Energy, Inc. in May 2016, where she was employed from 2003 and served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2011 to 2016. Prior to joining Xcel Energy, she was the Controller at Rogue Wave Software, Inc. From 1979 to 2000, she was the Controller and Manager at Xcel Energy. She also served as an Executive in Residence at the University of Colorado's Global Energy Management Program during the 2016-2017 school year.  Other directorships include the Public Education & Business Coalition. 

Education

Ms. Madden earned a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University and a Master of Business Administration from Regis University.

Robert Malone

Chairman
Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Sonora Bancshares

Appointed: July 2009

Experience

Mr. Malone served as Peabody Energy Chairman of the Board from January 2016 to April 2017.  He was elected Executive Chairman, President and CEO of First Sonora Bancshares, Inc., a financial services holding company, in October 2014. He also serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the First National Bank of Sonora, Texas, a position he held since October 2009. He is a retired Executive Vice President of BP plc and the retired Chairman of the Board and President of BP America Inc., at the time the largest producer of oil and natural gas and the second largest gasoline retailer in the United States.  He served in that position from 2006 to 2009.  Mr. Malone previously served as Chief Executive Officer of BP Shipping Limited from 2002 to 2006, as Regional President Western United States, BP America Inc. from 2000 to 2002 and as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Malone previously served in senior positions with Kennecott Copper Corporation.  Other directorships include Halliburton Company and Teledyne Corporation. 

Education

Mr. Malone holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kenneth Moore

Independent Director
Former Managing Director of First Reserve Corporation

Appointed: April 2017

Experience

Kenneth Moore has served as President of KWM Advisors LLC since 2016.  Before that, he was the Managing Director of First Reserve Corporation, a private equity and infrastructure investment firm focused on energy from 2004 to 2015. From 2000 to 2004, he served as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley & Co.  Other directorships include Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Chaparral Energy, Inc. and the SEAL Legacy Foundation. 

Education

Mr. Moore earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

Michael Sutherlin

Independent Director
Former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Joy Global Inc.

Appointed: January 2014

Experience

Mr. Sutherlin currently serves on the Peabody Energy Board of Directors.  Mr. Sutherlin served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy Global Inc., a mining equipment and services provider from 2006 to 2013. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Executive Vice President of Joy Global Inc. and as President and Chief Operating Officer of its subsidiary, Joy Mining Machinery. Prior to joining Joy Global Inc., Mr. Sutherlin served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Varco International, Inc.

Education

Mr. Sutherlin holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Texas at Austin and Bachelor of Business Administration in Industrial Management from Texas Tech University.

Shaun Usmar

Independent Director
CEO of Triple Flag Mining Finance Ltd.
Former Senior Executive Vice President and CFO of Barrick Gold

Appointed: April 2017

Experience

Shaun A. Usmar founded Triple Flag Mining Finance Ltd. (“Triple Flag”) in April 2016 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer.  Prior to founding Triple Flag, Mr. Usmar served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation, from 2014 – 2016, where he helped restructure the company.  He joined Xstrata in 2006 as a founding member of the leadership team that grew the company into one of the world’s largest diversified miners at the time of its acquisition by Glencore in 2013. While at Xstrata his roles included co-head of Business Development in London, CFO of Xstrata’s global Ferro-Alloys business in South Africa, and CFO of Xstrata’s global Nickel business in Canada. Prior to Xstrata, Mr. Usmar worked at BHP Billiton in Corporate Finance in London, and started his career in mining in operations in the steel and aluminum industries as a production engineer. He also serves on the Ontario Advisory board of The Children’s Wish Foundation, since 2010.

Education

 Mr. Usmar holds a BSc in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, both with distinction.

Investor Contacts

Vic Svec

Senior Vice President - Global Investor and Corporate Relations

Stephanie Weiler
Manager - Investor Relations


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