Mr. Lovelace is a portfolio manager for the American Funds and president of the New Perspective and New World funds. He is also vice chairman and a director of the Capital Group Companies, and president and a director of Capital Research and Management Company, a subsidiary of Capital Group.
“Rob’s enthusiastic acceptance of our invitation to join the Getty’s Board is emblematic of the energy he will bring this great institution,” said Maria Hummer-Tuttle, chair of the J. Paul Getty Trust Board of Trustees. “He has excellent financial experience, and a genuine interest in the work undertaken by the Getty around the world supporting and sustaining the visual arts and cultural heritage.”
Mr. Lovelace joined Capital Group in 1985 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in mineral economics from Princeton University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
“Rob’s addition to the Board further strengthens our financial expertise,” said James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust. “This is particularly important given the Getty’s reliance on its endowment as a funding source. He also brings a deep commitment to the public and professional values of the Getty as an international visual arts institution. And of course he understands the importance of the Getty, as his father, Jon, served as a Getty Trustee from 1982 to 1995.”
Mr. Lovelace serves as a director of the California Community Foundation, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the Value Schools Foundation. He is a founder of Vistamar School, a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.
The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.