Corporate Governance

Leadership Team

Glenn Kellow

President and Chief Executive Officer

Glenn 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 serves as vice chairman of the World Coal Association and 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. Mr. Kellow 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.

He 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.

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 counsel for Peabody's business activities and leads the company's global legal, compliance and government affairs functions.

Ms. Dorch has more than 20 years of legal experience counseling diverse global businesses. Prior to joining Peabody, she served as Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for Harsco Corporation, a leading global industrial services company, where she advised the leadership team and board on strategic legal and business initiatives. She also has experience in corporate and securities law from top-tier law firms and with the Sumitomo Chemical Co. following a multi-year secondment in Tokyo, Japan.

Ms. Dorch was named to 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 was named among the Most Influential Women in Corporate America by Savoy magazine in 2016 and was recognized as a 2013 Pennsylvania Diverse Attorney of the Year.  She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and has been involved in board memberships with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Public School Foundation and YMCA.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dartmouth College and Juris Doctor Degree from Harvard Law School.  

Charles Meintjes

Executive Vice President – Corporate Services and Chief Commercial Officer

Charles Meintjes is Executive Vice President – Corporate Services and Chief Commercial Officer for Peabody. He has executive responsibility for Sales and Marketing, Corporate Development, Information Technology, Peabody Business Services, Technical Services, and Coal Generation and Emissions Technology.  He also has temporary oversight of the Human Resources areas, which includes global travel, aviation, security and corporate office services and has been under interim leadership.

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 President – Australia. Other past positions with the company include Acting President – Americas, Group Executive of Midwest and Colorado Operations, Senior Vice President of Operations Improvement and Senior Vice President Engineering and Continuous Improvement.  He is a board member of the Minerals Council of Australia and Queensland Resources Council.   Prior to joining Peabody, he 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.  Meintjes 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 Rand Afrikaans University 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.

Paul Richard

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.

He 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. 

George J. Schuller Jr.

President – Australia

George J. Schuller Jr. has executive responsibility for Peabody’s Australia operating platform, which includes overseeing the areas of health and safety, operations, sales and marketing, product delivery and support functions. 

Mr. Schuller has more than three decades of experience with Peabody in senior management roles in both surface and underground operations in the United States and Australia, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer for Australia, a position he held nearly four years.  His experience also includes global roles in Continuous Improvement and Technical Services.  
Mr. Schuller has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering – Mining from West Virginia University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Charleston.

Amy Schwetz

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Amy Schwetz is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Peabody. She was promoted to the position in July 2015. Amy has executive responsibility for the company's financial and accounting functions, including treasury, insurance, risk management, accounting, financial reporting, tax, forecasting, capital management and budgeting, as well as investor relations and communications.

Ms. Schwetz’s financial career spans two decades, including more than 10 years at Peabody with experience in finance, internal audit, investor relations, financial planning and treasury. She has held domestic and international operational posts, where she helped guide platforms in major repositioning initiatives that have improved productivity and lowered costs.

Ms. Schwetz served as Peabody Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration – Australia; Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration – Americas; Vice President of Investor Relations; Vice President of Capital and Financial Planning; Director of Financial Planning; and Director of Compliance and Accounting Policies. Amy joined Peabody from major accounting firm Ernst and Young where she held multiple audit roles over eight years.

Ms. Schwetz is a prior winner of the St. Louis Business Journal “40 Under 40” Recognition. She is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University. Ms. Schwetz is a member of the Dean’s Council at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and serves on the board of Downtown STL, Inc.

Kemal Williamson

President – Americas

Kemal Williamson is President – Americas 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.

Mr. Williamson 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. Mr. Williamson 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.

Investor Contacts

Vic Svec

Senior Vice President - Global Investor and Corporate Relations

Julie Gates
Director - Investor Relations

Stephanie Weiler
Manager - Investor Relations


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