Peabody Appoints New COO

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On October 26, Peabody announced that Darren Yeates has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective November 1, 2020. Darren will have responsibility for all aspects of the Company’s operations, including sales and marketing, technical services, health and safety and supply chain, according to the release. Darren has been a member of Peabody’s board of directors since February 2020 and will remain on the board as a non-independent director. Darren was recently serving as COO of MACH Energy Australia. 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. Darren is a current 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.

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