Board Committees

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, 2017, 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)
Megan B. Chernin
James Cuno
Frances D. Fergusson
Paul LeClerc
Robert W. Lovelace
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
Ronald P. Spogli
John J. Studzinski


PDFExecutive Committee Charter (PDF format, 35 KB)

Antiquities Review Committee

The antiquities review committee assists the board by reviewing all proposed acquisitions of ancient art and archaeological material to assure that such acquisitions are consistent with Getty policy and relevant legal and ethical standards, and by conveying its findings to the Board of Trustees in advance of any such acquisition.

Paul LeClerc (Chair)
Frances D. Fergusson
Ronald S. Lauder
Ronald P. Spogli

PDFAntiquities Review 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.

John J. Studzinski (Chair)
Megan B. Chernin
Frances D. Fergusson
Pamela J. Joyner

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.

Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana (Chair)
Frances D. Fergusson
Paul LeClerc
John J. Studzinski

PDFCompensation Committee Charter (PDF format, 37 KB)

Development and External Affairs Committee

The development and external affairs committee assists the board in communicating the Getty mission in a way that builds, enhances and sustains a positive reputation, and develops philanthropic support for the Trust and its constituent programs.

Megan B. Chernin (Co-Chair)
Paul LeClerc (Co-Chair)
Ronald S. Lauder
Robert W. Lovelace
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
Ronald P. Spogli
John J. Studzinski

PDFDevelopment/External 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.

Robert W. Lovelace (Chair)
Bruce W. Dunlevie
Pamela J. Joyner
Ronald S. Lauder
David Lee
Ronald P. Spogli

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.

Frances D. Fergusson (Chair)
Bruce W. Dunlevie
Paul LeClerc
David Lee
Robert W. Lovelace
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana

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.

Ronald P. Spogli (Chair)
Bruce W. Dunlevie
Pamela J. Joyner
David Lee
Robert W. Lovelace


PDFInvestment Committee Charter (PDF format, 34 KB)