Glenn Kellow is President and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy. Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal company with a workforce of more than 8,000. The company owns interests in 26 active coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia at a time when coal is the world’s fastest growing major fuel. Peabody also engages in trading and brokerage activities from offices in China, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Indonesia and the United States.
Since joining Peabody in 2013, Kellow has led an operational team that has significantly improved safety, productivity and costs, while also overseeing corporate strategy, marketing and business development.
Kellow has worked across a broad range of commodities spanning three decades. 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 the former Chairman of Worsley Alumina in Australia, Chairman of Mozal in Mozambique, and Chairman of the global Nickel Institute. He is a former director of the World Coal Association, the U.S. National Mining Association, and 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 in the United States 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.