Peabody has recently announced that Darren Yeates has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective 1 November 2020. Yeates will have responsibility for all aspects of the company's operations, including sales and marketing, technical services, health and safety and supply chain.
"We welcome Darren's continued contributions and look forward to the expertise he will bring to this key leadership position," said Peabody President and CEO, Glenn Kellow.
Yeates has been a member of Peabody's board of directors since February 2020 and will remain on the board as a non-independent director. He has over 35 years of mining industry experience, recently serving 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 COO for Coal Australia. He is a current director of Emeco Holdings Ltd, an Australian mining services company, and a former director of Stanmore Coal Ltd. In addition, Yeates has recently served as CEO of WorkPac Group.
He 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.
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