Gregory H. Boyce
2012 Inductee into the American Mining Hall of Fame
MFSW announces Greg Boyce as our 2012 Inductee to the hall of fame.
Gregory H. Boyce is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy, the world's largest private-sector coal company at a time when coal is the world's fastest growing fuel.
Under Boyce's leadership, Peabody has become one of the leading investments in the world. The company has significantly expanded its global footprint in the last several years, with international contributions comprising approximately half of the company's earnings.
Boyce is the only CEO to be named among the top chief executives for both the energy and mining sectors, garnering recognition from Institutional Investor magazine and the Global Energy Awards.
Most recently, Boyce was named one of America's Most Valuable CEOs by Chief Executive magazine, ranking 36th among S&P 500 chief executives.
Boyce trained as a mining engineer and has gained extensive management, operating and engineering experience around the world during a three-decade career in the mining and energy industry. He joined Peabody Energy in 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer, assumed responsibility for the company as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and became Chairman the following year.
Prior to joining Peabody, Boyce served as Chief Executive Officer – Energy for international mining company Rio Tinto in London, with responsibility for a worldwide coal and uranium portfolio. Other prior positions include President and Chief Executive Officer of Kennecott Energy Company, President of Kennecott Minerals Company and Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman of Standard Oil of Ohio.
Boyce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona and an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business. His leadership positions include Chairman of the National Mining Association and Deputy Chairman of the Coal Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency. He is a member of The Business Council, Business Roundtable, and the National Coal Council where he was Study Chair of the council's report, "Coal: America's Energy Future." He is a member of the Board of Directors of Marathon Oil Corporation. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis and is a member of the Advisory Council of the University of Arizona's Department of Mining and Geological Engineering. Boyce is Chair of the 2012 United Way Campaign in the greater St. Louis region.