PEABODY ENERGY - Key Persons


Andrea Bertone

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Independent Director / Former President, Duke Energy International
Andrea Bertone is the former President of Duke Energy International. She spent 15 years at Duke Energy, including seven years as President of Duke Energy International with executive responsibility for coal, gas and hydro assets across a number of countries. Prior to her time at Duke Energy, Ms. Bertone was Latin America counsel with Baker & McKenzie. She began her career as an attorney in Sao Paulo, Brazil, including an in-house corporate attorney for TAM Airlines. Other directorships include Waste Connections, DMC Global Inc. and Amcor plc. Education Ms. Bertone earned a Bachelor of Law from the University of Sao Paulo Law School in Brazil and a Master of Law in International and Comparative Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Bill Champion

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Independent Director / Former Principal at Gladiator Mining Group LLC
Bill Champion served as Principal of Gladiator Mining Group LLC from 2014 to 2017, where he pursued global investment opportunities across a wide range of mineral and metal commodities. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Rio Tinto PLC, in a number of executive management roles for the company, including as Managing Director of Rio Tinto's former Australian coal assets, as well as diamond and copper segments.

Bob Malone

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Non - Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Non - Executive Chairman / Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Sonora Bancshares, Inc. ( a Privately - Held Bank Holding Company )
Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Sonora Bancshares, Inc. (a privately-held bank holding company) Experience Bob Malone currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Peabody Energy Corporation, a position he was appointed to in 2017 following the Company's emergence from bankruptcy. He joined the pre-bankruptcy board in July 2009. He was elected Executive Chairman, President and CEO of First Sonora Bancshares, Inc., a privately-held bank holding company, in 2014. He also serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the First National Bank of Sonora, Texas (dba Sonora Bank), a community bank owned by First Sonora Bancshares, Inc., a position he has held since 2014. He joined First Sonora Bancshares and Sonora Bank in October 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer. 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. Other directorships include Halliburton Company and Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. 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.

BRYAN GALLI

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • EXECUTIVE

CM Foreman

Job Titles:
  • CM Foreman Oak Creek, CO, US

Darren Yeates - COO, EVP

Job Titles:
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive Vice President
  • Member of the Leadership Team
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.

Dave Miller

Job Titles:
  • Independent Director
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Compensation Committee
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of U.S. Restructuring for Elliott Management
Dave Miller is Equity Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of U.S. Restructuring for Elliott Management, and a member of the Management Committee. Mr. Miller joined Elliott in 2003 after working in M&A and financing advisory roles at Peter J. Solomon Company. Mr. Miller is also currently a director of Acosta, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency; the Brazilian American Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive dealership groups in Latin America; and Arconic, a company specializing in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing. Education Mr. Miller received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. Peabody is a leading coal producer, providing essential products for the production of affordable, reliable energy and steel. Our commitment to sustainability underpins everything we do and shapes our strategy for the future.

DAVID RICHARD LESLIE BARHAM

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • MANAGING DIRECTOR OF 9 EAST SHIPPING LIM

Jamie Frankcombe - President

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Leadership Team
  • President
  • President - Australian Operations
Jamie Frankcombe is President - Australian Operations for Peabody. He has executive responsibility for the company's Australian operating platform, which includes leadership of health, safety and environment; people, operational performance and product delivery. Mr. Frankcombe joined Peabody in November 2021 and has over 30 years of experience in developing and managing large-scale open cut and underground coal, iron ore, copper and gold mines in Australia, Indonesia, Asia and the Americas. Mr. Frankcombe most recently served as Deputy Managing Director for Phu Bia Mining in Laos managing the Phu Kham (copper & gold) and Ban Houayxai (gold & silver) operating assets. Other positions held include Chief Operating Officer for Whitehaven Coal, Director Operations for Fortescue Metals Group, Chief Operating Officer for PT Adaro Indonesia and Executive General Manager for Xstrata Coal Americas. He is a former director of Coal Services Pty Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from University of Wollongong and a Master of Business Administration (Technology) from Deakin University.

Jane Paterson

Job Titles:
  • Director, Government Relations & Corporate Communications, Australia

Jim Grech - CEO, President

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Leadership Team
  • President
James (Jim) Grech has over thirty years of experience in the coal and natural resources industry. He joined the company in June 2021 as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the company's board of directors and the Executive Committee of the board. Mr. Grech has substantial operational, commercial and financial experience in mining and other energy business operations, as well as extensive experience in utilities and capital markets. Mr. Grech has held executive leadership roles throughout his career, most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer of Wolverine Fuels from 2018 to 2021. Other positions held include President of Nexus Gas Transmission, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Consol Energy and Vice President at DTE Energy. Mr. Grech is a board member of America's Power, the National Mining Association and Blue Danube Incorporated and is a member of the Coal Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency. Education Mr. Grech holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University. He also completed the executive development program of the Wharton Business School.

Joe Laymon

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Compensation Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Independent Director / Former Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services for Chevron Corporation / Former Group VP for Ford Motor Company
  • Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services for Chevron Corporation
Joe Laymon served Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services for Chevron Corporation from 2008 until his retirement in 2017. 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, United Way of the Bay Area and Clearwater Paper Corporation. Education Mr. Laymon earned a Bachelor of Science from Jackson State University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Marc Hathhorn - President

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Leadership Team
  • President
  • President - U.S. Operations
Marc Hathhorn is President - U.S. Operations for Peabody. He has executive responsibility for the company's U.S. 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 President - Australian Operations, 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.

Mark Spurbeck - CFO, EVP

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Executive Vice President
  • Member of the Leadership Team
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.

Mary Compton

Job Titles:
  • Communications, Corporate and U.S

Nicholas Chirekos

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Independent Director
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Nicholas Chirekos served in various investment banking 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. Mr. Chirekos serves on the Board of Directors for New Gold Inc., as well as the Executive Advisory Board at the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business. He previously 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.

Patrick Forkin III

Job Titles:
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Member of the Leadership Team
Patrick Forkin is Chief Development Officer for Peabody. He leads global strategy, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, U.S. thermal coal sales and renewable energy development. Mr. Forkin joined Peabody in 2010 and has served in a variety of roles. He has an extensive background in the energy industry, mergers and acquisitions and equity market research. Prior to joining Peabody, he was in senior leadership roles at a U.S. solar development company and boutique investment banking firms specializing in renewable and conventional energy research. Mr. Forkin began his career at Deloitte LLP. Mr. Forkin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Samantha Algaze

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
  • Independent Director / Portfolio Manager at Elliott Management Corporation
  • Portfolio Manager at Elliott Management Corporation
Samantha Algaze is a Portfolio Manager at Elliott Management Corporation where she works on investments spanning multiple industries. She joined Elliott in 2013 after working at H.I.G. Capital in the Private Equity division. Prior to that, she was an analyst in Deutsche Bank's Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure Investment Banking Group. Ms. Algaze is also currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Managers of Claire's Holdings LLC. Education Ms. Algaze received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

SCOTT JARBOE - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Company Secretary
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Member of the Leadership Team
Scott Jarboe is Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary for Peabody. He leads the company's global human resources, legal, government affairs, and ethics and compliance functions, he provides comprehensive legal counsel for Peabody's business activities, and he serves as Secretary to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Jarboe joined Peabody in 2010 and has served in a variety of roles. He most recently led the Legal Department as Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining Peabody, Mr. Jarboe practiced law with Bryan Cave LLP and Husch Blackwell LLP and represented Peabody as outside counsel. 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 degree with highest distinction from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Stephen Gorman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Compensation Committee
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Independent Director / Former CEO of Air Methods Corporation
Stephen Gorman is the former Chief Executive Officer of Air Methods Corporation. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Borden Dairy Company from 2014 until his retirement in July 2017. 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.