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Glenn Kellow is President and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody. Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal company with a workforce of more than 7,500. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on six continents.
Kellow joined Peabody in September 2013 as President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named CEO-elect and joined the company's board of directors in January 2015 and appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2015.
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 most recently served as president of the multinational aluminum and nickel business, with operations in South Africa, Australia, Mozambique and Colombia. He 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.
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.
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. 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.