Patrick is a graduate of Oxford University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC in 1990. Since 1991, Patrick Maxwell has followed a career in private equity investment management, initially working with the UK-based investment bank, Hambros. Amongst other deals he was involved with, Patrick played the lead role in Hambros’ co-investment alongside the Getty family in the founding of Getty Images. Patrick also spent four years living and working in South Africa establishing an investment banking business for Hambros in that region.
In May 2004, Patrick moved to work with Mark Getty and the Getty family office, Sutton Place. Patrick’s primary focus has been to build family wealth via long term business-building investments in the content-based media sector, including Getty Images, the Wisden Cricinfo group, 7 Digital, Hawk-Eye Innovations and Hakluyt & Co. Patrick has also been involved in the oversight of Getty family interests in Wormsley Estate (the family’s home and multi-activity rural estate in the UK) and in &Beyond (the leading luxury adventure travel and lodging business). Patrick is on the Board of Directors of &Beyond and Getty Images. In that capacity, he works on all aspects of strategy, acquisitions, corporate finance and management of the working relationship between shareholders and senior management.
Patrick was a Trustee of the Royal Ballet School (2000 – 2011), a Trustee and Investment Committee Chairman of the Henry Smith Charity (£1 billion endowment-based grant-making charity) (2011-2019) and a Director of the UK Tennis & Rackets Association (2013-2018). He is also a Trustee of two Getty family charitable entities, Tara Getty Foundation and Sutton Place Foundation.
Politics, ballet, bridge and competitive sport are Patrick’s leisure time passions.