The J. Paul Getty Trust Board of Trustees establishes standing and special committees to assist it in fulfilling its responsibilities as the governing body of The Trust. Committees consist of three or more trustees and meet prior to the full meetings of the board, with additional meetings scheduled throughout the year as needed. Under the bylaws, the chair, vice chairs, and president serve on all committees ex officio, except that neither the President nor the Chairs of the Finance and Investment Committees shall serve on the Audit Committee, and the Chair of the Audit Committee shall not serve on the Finance or Investment Committees.

As of July 1, 2015, standing committees and their members are as follows:

Executive Committee


The executive committee consists of the chair, any vice chairs, chairs of the standing committees, and the president. The committee has the power to take any action within the authority of the board of trustees and will report any such action to the board of trustees no later than the next meeting of the board.

Maria D. Hummer-Tuttle (Chair)
Neil L. Rudenstine (Vice Chair)
Frances D. Fergusson
Joanne C. Kozberg
James F. Rothenberg
William E.B. Siart
Mark S. Siegel
Ronald P. Spogli
Peter J. Taylor
James Cuno

PDFExecutive Committee Charter (PDF format, 35 KB)

Audit Committee


The audit committee assists the board in fulfilling its responsibilities relating to management practices, internal control, accounting policies, and auditing and reporting practices.

Peter J. Taylor (Chair)
Michael Lynton
Ronald P. Spogli
John J. Studzinski
Jay S. Wintrob

PDFAudit Committee Charter (PDF format, 211 KB)

Compensation Committee


The compensation committee assists the board in fulfilling its responsibilities for establishing and overseeing the overall compensation and benefit policies of The Trust.

Frances D. Fergusson (Chair)
Paul LeClerc
David Lee
William E.B. Siart
Peter J. Taylor

PDFCompensation Committee Charter (PDF format, 37 KB)

Development Committee


The Development Committee assists the Board of Trustees in engaging the wider public to provide philanthropic support to the Trust and its constituent programs.

Ronald P. Spogli (Chair)
Joanne C. Kozberg
Paul LeClerc
Michael Lynton
James F. Rothenberg
Mark S. Siegel
John J. Studzinski

PDFDevelopment Committee Charter (PDF format, 52 KB)

External Affairs Committee


The External Affairs Committee assists the Board of Trustees of the board in fulfilling its responsibilities to communicate the Gettys vision and mission, as reflected in the work of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Foundation, to general and targeted audiences in a way that builds, enhances and sustains a positive reputation.

Joanne C. Kozberg (Chair)
Frances D. Fergusson
Paul LeClerc
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
John J. Studzinski
Peter J. Taylor

PDFExternal Affairs Committee Charter (PDF format, 50 KB)

Finance Committee


The finance committee assists the board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to budgetary matters, financial management and policy, and capital expenditures of The Trust.

James F. Rothenberg (Chair)
Frances D. Fergusson
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
Stewart A. Resnick
William E.B. Siart
Ronald P. Spogli
Jay S. Wintrob

PDFFinance Committee Charter (PDF format, 37 KB)

Governance Committee


The governance committee assists the board in fulfilling its responsibilities with respect to matters of governance of The Trust and in identifying and recommending to the board of trustees candidates to serve as trustees.

Mark S. Siegel (Chair)
Frances D. Fergusson
Joanne C. Kozberg
Paul LeClerc
David Lee
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
James F. Rothenberg

PDFGovernance Committee Charter (PDF format, 39 KB)

Investment Committee


The investment committee assists the board in fulfilling its responsibilities to monitor and oversee the performance of The Trust's investment program.

William E.B. Siart (Chair)
Joanne C. Kozberg
David Lee
Stewart A. Resnick
Mark S. Siegel
Ronald P. Spogli
John J. Studzinski
Jay S. Wintrob
Marc Gamsin (Non-trustee and non-voting member)

PDFInvestment Committee Charter (PDF format, 34 KB)