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Corporate Governance

Leadership Team

Glenn Kellow

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 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. He previously served as chairman of the World Coal Association.

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.

Marc Hathhorn

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.

Scott Jarboe

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Scott Jarboe is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Peabody. He has executive responsibility for providing comprehensive legal counsel for Peabody’s business activities and leads the company’s global legal and compliance functions.
Mr. Jarboe joined Peabody in 2010 and has served in a variety of legal roles. He most recently led the Litigation, Disputes and Labor & Employment activities for the company. Prior to joining Peabody, Mr. Jarboe practiced law with Bryan Cave LLP and Husch Blackwell LLP.
Mr. Jarboe earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Washington University Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts, with highest distinction from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

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.

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. 

Mark Spurbeck

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mark Spurbeck is Executive Vice President and 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.

Kemal Williamson

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. 

Darren Yeates

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Darren Yeates has over 35 years of mining industry experience.  He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office in October 2020 (effective Nov. 1, 2020).  Mr. Yeates has served on Peabody’s board of directors since February 2020 and will continue to do so as a non-independent director.
Mr. Yeates recently served as COO of MACH Energy Australia, a developer and supplier of thermal coal to both the Australian domestic and Asian export markets.  He was previously CEO of GVK Hancock Coal, and prior to that, spent over 22 years with Rio Tinto in multiple positions, including Acting Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Coal Australia.  He is a former director of Emeco Holdings Limited, an Australian mining services company, and a former director of Stanmore Coal Limited.  In addition, Darren has recently served as CEO of WorkPac Group.

Mr. Yeates has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Central Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.  He has an Executive MBA from the Monash Mt Eliza Business School and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Peabody is a leading coal producer, providing essential products to fuel baseload electricity for emerging and developed countries and create the steel needed to build foundational infrastructure. Our commitment to sustainability underpins our activities today and helps to shape our strategy for the future.