Knights appointed Whitehaven marketing manager

WHITEHAVEN Coal has appointed Peabody and Rio Tinto coal veteran Scott Knights to the critical position of executive general manager of marketing.

Lou Caruana

Knights joins Whitehaven from Peabody Energy where he was recently the VP sales, marketing and logistics based in Newcastle and responsible for the sales of thermal coal from Peabody’s Australian operations.

Knights has extensive experience in coal marketing and logistics gained over several years working for Peabody and previously Rio Tinto, Whitehaven managing director and CEO Paul Flynn said.

“As EGM – marketing, Scott will be responsible for marketing all of Whitehaven’s coal production with the key task of expanding our market penetration with the high quality production to come from the Maules Creek project,” he said.

“We are delighted to welcome Scott to our executive leadership team. Scott’s combination of coal marketing, trading and logistics will make a significant contribution to our rapidly growing business.”

Knights replaces Patrick Markey who resigned from the position after two years.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Queensland.