Robert W. Lovelace Appointed Next Chair of the J. Paul Getty Trust

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Robert W. Lovelace Appointed Next Chair of the J. Paul Getty Trust

As chair, Lovelace will lead the Board of Trustees and work closely with Getty’s leadership to further its global mission of advancing the understanding and preservation of the visual arts.

“Rob has a deep appreciation for the transformative power of art, and he brings extensive experience in board governance,” said Katherine E. Fleming, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. “I will be thrilled to have his invaluable partnership and support as Getty continues to thrive as a generous, global force in fostering cultural understanding and preservation.”

Lovelace is vice chair, president and a director of the Capital Group Companies, as well as CEO of Capital Research and Management Company, a subsidiary of Capital Group. In addition, Rob is a portfolio manager for the American Funds and president of the New Perspective Fund.

Lovelace will serve a four-year term as chair of a 15-member group that includes leaders in art, education, and business who all volunteer their time and expertise on behalf of Getty. He brings to the position strong leadership, a strategic vision, and an ongoing commitment to arts philanthropy.

“Having been connected to Getty since the 1980s, I was honored to join the Getty Board in 2016. Getty is a special organization, deeply rooted in Los Angeles and partnering globally in the arts, conservation and research. I am excited to work with Katherine Fleming, our new President and CEO, as she develops our plans to grow the impact Getty can have locally and around the world,” Lovelace said. “I know the Board shares my enthusiasm and we are already engaged in expanding the great work we do directly, through Foundation grants, with partners, and by convening. Although we are in our fourth decade, I feel like we are just getting started.”

Lovelace is also co-chair of the Pacific Council on International Policy’s Board of Directors, a director of the California Community Foundation, and a trustee of the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. He was a founder of the Value Schools, a group of charter schools in Los Angeles, and of Vistamar School, a private independent high school in El Segundo. Lovelace joined Capital in 1985 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in mineral economics from Princeton University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

He succeeds as Getty chair Dr. David L. Lee, who departs Getty after 12 years of Board service, including a tenure as chair that began in 2019.

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