Ferdie Kruger

Ferdie Kruger

Ferdie Kruger

Senior Director Human Resources

Peabody Energy

Ferdie is the Senior Director - Human Resources at Peabody Energy who is responsible for managing the delivery of HR service to Peabody operations. Peabody Energy is the world's largest private sector coal company with 9 mines located in Queensland and New South Wales and a workforce of 3,500.

Ferdie has 22 years experience in the Human Resources field as a generalist with specialization in Industrial Relations.

Ferdie started his career with Holcim (Cement) in South Africa before joining Leighton Contractors (Mining) in New Zealand, and later Brisbane, where he held various positions. Ferdie joined Peabody in 2008 as the HR Manager and progressed his career to his current role.

Ferdie has a B.A. Law Degree and a B.A. Honn Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


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