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, 2013, 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.

Mark S. Siegel (Chair)
Frances D. Fergusson
Joanne C. Kozberg
Maria D. Hummer-Tuttle
Neil L. Rudenstine
William E.B. Siart
Ronald P. Spogli
Peter J. Taylor
Jay S. Wintrob
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)
Paul LeClerc
Maria D. Hummer-Tuttle
Ronald P. Spogli

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.

Maria D. Hummer-Tuttle (Chair)
Joanne C. Kozberg
David Lee
William E.B. Siart
Jay S. Wintrob

PDFCompensation Committee Charter (PDF format, 37 KB)

Ad Hoc Committee on Institutional Advancement


The Ad Hoc Committee on Institutional Advancement 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)
Maria D. Hummer-Tuttle
Joanne C. Kozberg

PDFAd Hoc 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
Maria D. Hummer-Tuttle
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
Paul LeClerc
Stewart A. Resnick
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.

Jay S. Wintrob (Chair)
Frances D. Fergusson
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
Joanne C. Kozberg
David Lee
Stewart A. Resnick
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)
Maria D. Hummer-Tuttle
Joanne C. Kozberg
Paul LeClerc
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana
William E.B. Siart

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)
David Lee
Stewart A. Resnick
Ronald P. Spogli
Jay S. Wintrob
Marc Gamsin (Non-trustee and non-voting member)

PDFInvestment Committee Charter (PDF format, 34 KB)