President and Chief Executive Officer
Glenn Kellow has over three decades of experience in the global resources industry. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody in May 2015. He joined the company in September 2013 as President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named Chief Executive Officer-elect and joined the company’s board of directors in January 2015.
Mr. Kellow led the turnaround activities, restructuring, and subsequent successful emergence and relisting of the corporation in April 2017. This was done while achieving record safety results and accelerated mine restoration.
Mr. Kellow has a career that gives insights from the miner, competitor fuel and industrial customer perspectives. From 1985 to 2013, he worked for BHP Ltd. in the United States, Australia and South America. Mr. Kellow has held chief executive leadership, operating or financial roles in global businesses in coal, copper, nickel, aluminum, steel, oil and gas.
Mr. Kellow is a strong advocate for the deployment of high-efficiency, low-emissions technologies and the ongoing development of carbon capture utilization and storage. He serves as chairman of the World Coal Association and vice chairman of the International Energy Agency’s Coal Industry Advisory Board. He is also a director and executive committee member of the U.S. National Mining Association and is a member of the American Australian Business Council.
Mr. Kellow holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Newcastle, 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.
A. Verona Dorch
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary
A. Verona Dorch is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary for Peabody. In this role, she has executive responsibility for providing comprehensive legal and government relations counsel for Peabody’s business activities and leads the company’s global legal, government affairs and compliance functions.
Ms. Dorch has close to 25 years of legal, governance and government affairs experience counseling diverse global businesses. She previously served as Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for Harsco Corporation, a leading global industrial services company. She also has experience in corporate and securities law from top-tier law firms and with Sumitomo Chemical Co. following a multi-year secondment in Tokyo, Japan.
Ms. Dorch currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Enterprise Bank & Trust, a regional bank with over $7B in assets as of March 2019, and as a member of the board of directors for Girls Inc. in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Ms. Dorch has been named to the 2019 Financial Times’ Global GC 20 list; the Legal 500 General Counsel Powerlist United States 2019 (recognizing the best general counsel in the U.S.); Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2018 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America List; Savoy Magazine’s 2018 300 Most Influential Black Lawyers list; the Most Powerful Women in Business 2017 list by Black Enterprise Magazine; and was shortlisted by the Financial Times in 2016 for two honors: Most Innovative Legal Team and Most Innovative General Counsel. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dartmouth College and Juris Doctor Degree from Harvard Law School.
President – Australian Operations
Marc Hathhorn is President – Australian Operations for Peabody. He has executive responsibility for the company’s Australian operating platform, which includes leadership of health and safety; operations; product delivery; and support functions.
Mr. Hathhorn joined Peabody in 2011 and has more than two decades of extensive international mining, transportation infrastructure and engineering experience. He previously served as Group Executive – U.S. Operations, Group Executive for Eastern Operations, Group Executive for Operations Support Americas and Senior Vice President of Midwest Operations.
Before joining Peabody, Mr. Hathhorn served as Vice President of Mining Operations for Drummond Company's coal operations in Colombia, South America.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from the University of Idaho's College of Mines.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Charles Meintjes is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Peabody. He has executive responsibility for operations, sales and marketing, and technical services.
Mr. Meintjes has extensive senior operational, strategy, continuous improvement and information technology experience with mining companies on three continents. He also has led financial and technical functions, large re-engineering programs, information technology system implementations and large industrial construction projects. Mr. Meintjes joined Peabody in 2007, and most recently served as Executive Vice President – Corporate Services and Chief Commercial Officer. Other past positions with the company include President – Australia, Acting President – Americas, Group Executive of Midwest and Colorado Operations, Senior Vice President of Operations Improvement and Senior Vice President Engineering and Continuous Improvement.
Prior to joining Peabody, Mr. Meintjes served as a consultant to Exxaro Resources Limited in South Africa, and is a former Executive Director and Board Member for Kumba Resources Limited in South Africa. He also served on the boards of two public companies, AST Gijima in South Africa and Ticor Limited in Australia, and was previously a board member for the Minerals Council of Australia and Queensland Resources Council. He has senior management experience in the steel and the aluminum industry with Iscor and Alusaf in South Africa.
Mr. Meintjes holds dual Bachelor of Commerce degrees in accounting from the University of Johannesburg and the University of South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant in South Africa, and completed the advanced management program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Paul Richard is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Peabody. He has executive responsibility for Peabody’s global human resources and administrative functions to ensure the organization has the people, skills, capabilities and systems to successfully execute its mission and strategy in alignment with Peabody’s values. Mr. Richard drives the company’s human resources strategy, including talent acquisition, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, leadership and employee development, organizational effectiveness, global and domestic mobility and the hire-to-retire workstream in Peabody Business Services. He is also responsible for global travel, security and corporate office services.
Mr. Richard has more than 30 years of human resources experience and has been instrumental in leading his prior organizations to achieve Great Place to Work and Top Training Organization designations. He spent nearly 15 years as Vice President – Human Resources for Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. He also served as a human resources leader for 19 years at Ferro Corporation, a global supplier of technology-based manufacturing, including four years as Vice President – Human Resources.
Mr. Richard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and MBA from Louisiana Tech University.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mark Spurbeck is Interim Chief Financial Officer for Peabody. He oversees Finance, Treasury, Tax, Internal Audit, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning, Risk and Mine Finance, corporate accounting functions, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.
Mr. Spurbeck joined Peabody in 2018, and most recently served as Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Peabody, he served as the Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer of Coeur Mining, where he led the accounting, finance and tax teams for five years. Previously, Mr. Spurbeck served at Newmont Mining for eight years in various finance and accounting roles, most recently as Group Executive, Assistant Controller. He began his career at Deloitte LLP.
Mr. Spurbeck holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Hillsdale College. He has completed the Executive Scholar program in Leadership at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant and recently served as Treasurer of the Silver Institute.
President – U.S. Operations
Kemal Williamson is President – U.S. Operations for Peabody. He has executive responsibility for the company’s U.S. operating platform. He oversees the areas of health and safety; operations; product delivery; and support functions.
Mr. Williamson brings more than 30 years of experience in mining engineering and operations roles across North America and Australia. He most recently was Group Executive of Operations for Peabody Australia. He also has held executive leadership roles across a number of project development areas, as well as positions overseeing the company’s Western U.S., Powder River Basin and Midwest operations. He joined the company in 2000 as Director of Land Management.
Prior to Peabody, he served two years at Cyprus Australia Coal Corporation as Director of Operations and managed coal operations in Australia for half a decade. He has mining engineering, financial analyst and management experience across Colorado, Kentucky and Illinois.
Mr. Williamson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from Pennsylvania State University as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.