Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

Mark Getty is currently the Chairman of the Board of Getty Images, the world’s leading visual communications company. He co-founded the Company in March 1995 with Jonathan Klein and was Executive Chairman of the company through till 2005. From 2005-2018 he was a non-executive director on the Board, but in 2018 he resumed the Chairmanship on resumption of control of the company by the Getty family.

In the late 1980’s, Mark began his professional career with Kidder Peabody in New York and then joined Hambros Bank Limited in London in 1991.

In his capacity as Trustee and Director of various Getty family entities, Mark oversees a diverse programme of investments in all asset classes. In addition, he has been particularly involved in the family’s direct private equity investment activities, which have included investments such as:

  • Wisden Cricinfo, which became the leading on-line publisher of data in the world of cricket.
  • Hawk-Eye, the sports technology business which is a leader in ball-tracking for officiating and broadcast enhancement in tennis, soccer and cricket.
  • Hakluyt, a UK-based provider of commercial and strategic intelligence and research services to major corporate and financial institutions.
  • 7digital, the leading B2B digital music platform in the UK.
  • andBeyond Group, Africa’s leading luxury adventure travel and lodging business.

Mark was a Trustee of the National Gallery in London between 1999-2015, as well as its Chairman between 2008-2015. He was appointed KBE in 2016 in recognition of his services to the Arts. In 2017, he became Chairman of Trustees of the British School in Rome.

Mark was educated at Oxford University and the University of California at Berkeley. He currently lives in Rome. He is married and has four children.

Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer

Craig Peters is Chief Executive Officer of Getty Images, the world’s leading content licensing platform. As CEO, Craig has overarching responsibility for the organization across its Getty Images, iStock and Unsplash brands and is a member of Getty Images Board of Directors.

Craig joined Getty Images in 2007 and prior to being appointed CEO in 2019, Craig served as Chief Operating Officer with previous leadership roles across Content, Product, Marketing, Technology and Business Development.

Prior to joining Getty Images, Craig held key leadership roles in media and technology within established and early stage organizations. These included WireImage (acquired by Getty Images), FOX Sports Interactive, the PGA TOUR, Homestead.com (acquired by Intuit) and positions with A. T. Kearney and Eastman Kodak Company. In 2005 while at the PGA TOUR, Craig accepted an Emmy by the National Television Academy for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Enhancement of Original Television Content.

Craig holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business and a BS in Finance from The Ohio State University.

Director

Chinh Chu is the Founder and Senior Managing Director of CC Capital. In this capacity, he has spearheaded the creation of five SPACs since 2016. The first, CF Corp., raised $1.2 billion in order to purchase Fidelity & Guaranty Life. Following the acquisition, Chinh served as Co-Executive Chairman of FGL Holdings. The second SPAC, Collier Creek Holdings, raised $475 million and in August 2020 consummated the acquisition of Utz Brands Holdings, LLC, a leading manufacturer of branded salty snacks, to form Utz Brands (NYSE: UTZ). The third SPAC, CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I, completed a business combination with E2open Holdings, LLC in February 2021. Chinh serves as the Chairman of the Board of E2open (NYSE: ETWO). The fourth SPAC, CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II (NYSE: PRPB), of which Chinh served as CEO & Director, closed a business combination with Getty Images in July 2022. The fifth and most recent, CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III (NYSE: PRPC), raised $403 million for the purpose of acquiring one or more businesses. Chinh also led CC Capital’s effort to take Dun & Bradstreet private in a $7.2 billion deal that closed in February 2019, and its subsequent IPO in July 2020 (NYSE: DNB).

Prior to founding CC Capital, Chinh was a Senior Managing Director, the Co-Head of Private Equity, and a member of the Executive Committee at Blackstone, where he spent 25 years in senior leadership roles.

In addition to Chinh’s role as Chairman of E2open, he has served on the Board of Directors of Dun & Bradstreet since 2019 and CC Neuberger Principal Holdings III since 2021. Chinh previously served on the Board of Directors of NCR Corporation, Stearns Mortgage, Catalent, Kronos, SunGard Data Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, Biomet, Alliant, Celanese Corporation, Nalco, Nycomed, Alliant Insurance Services, the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE), Graham Packaging, AlliedBarton Security Services, Avintiv, BankUnited, HealthMarkets, Inc., DJO Global, Inc., and Stiefel Laboratories.

Before joining Blackstone in 1990, Chinh worked at Salomon Brothers in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department and received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Buffalo.

Director

Mike Harris is a Managing Director of Koch Equity Development (“KED”). He joined KED in 2013 and is responsible for the origination, evaluation and execution of acquisitions and investments for Koch Industries, Inc. In this capacity, he evaluates opportunities across industries with specific expertise in the software, technology, aerospace and defense, and industrial manufacturing sectors. In addition to his board role at Getty Images, Mike serves as a board observer of Infor, the third largest ERP software vendor globally. He formerly served on the board of Truck-Lite, a leading manufacturer of lighting solutions for commercial and off-road vehicles.

Prior to joining Koch, Mike worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital deployment and structured equity capital alternatives. He also previously worked at Orbital Sciences Corporation as a mechanical engineer in their Launch Systems group.

Mike holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School.

Director

Tracy Knox is a seasoned board member and executive leader with over 25 years of experience driving growth and profitability in the technology sector. With a track record of success in scaling global companies, Tracy has served as CFO for three public companies overseeing complex financial transactions, including leading two of them through the go-public process.

As a Qualified Financial Expert, Tracy currently chairs the Audit Committee for BabyList, a prominent vertical marketplace. Notably, Tracy was the CFO of Rover Group, the world’s largest online marketplace for pet sitting and walking services, where she played a pivotal role in growing the company's Gross Merchandise Value to approximately $1 billion and leading its successful SPAC merger, resulting in a valuation of over $1.3 billion.

Tracy's expertise extends to complex M&A transactions, international expansion, and corporate governance and she has led multiple acquisitions and divestitures. Tracy's leadership in financial markets includes raising significant capital via equity and debt for both Rover and Rightside, a leading domain name services company.

Tracy earned her M.B.A, with honors, from the University of Washington and a B.A., Accounting from Indiana University.

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.

Director

James Quella, previously served on the Board of CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II from August 2020 until the close of its Business Combination with Getty Images in July 2022. Mr. Quella currently serves as a director and has served on the Compensation and Audit Committees of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation since April 2019. Mr. Quella previously served as Chairman of the board of Michaels Companies, Inc. from March 2019 to April 2021, having previously served as Lead Independent Director since November 2018, as well as a director of Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company from 2017 to 2020.

Mr. Quella retired as a Senior Managing Director, Senior Operating Partner and Head of the Portfolio Operations Group at Blackstone in the Private Equity Group in June 2013, having served in these roles since 2003. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Quella served as a Managing Director, Operating Partner and Head of the Portfolio Operations Group at DLJ Merchant Banking and Credit Suisse Private Equity from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Quella was formerly a director of Advanstar, Allied Waste, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc., Columbia House, Celanese Corporation, Decrane Aerospace, DJO Global, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Graham Packaging Company, L.P., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, Intelenet Global Services, Jostens, Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., The Nielsen Company, Vanguard Health Systems, Inc., and Von Hoffman. Mr. Quella received a B.A. in International Studies from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. with Dean’s Honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Hilary Schneider is Chief Executive Officer of Shutterfly.

Hilary has more than 20 years of experience leading consumer technology companies, driving sustainable growth, and fostering strong collaboration and engagement among executive teams. Hilary served most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Wag!, the country's largest on-demand mobile dog walking and dog care service. Prior to this role, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeLock, the leader in identity theft protection, through its public listing and acquisition by Symantec. Previously, she served in a series of executive positions at Yahoo! from 2006 to 2010 and in several senior leadership roles at Knight Ridder from 2002 to 2005.

Hilary has a B.A. in economics from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has served on the Boards of Vail Resorts since 2010, and water.org since 2011. Hilary is an outdoors enthusiast, and enjoys hiking and biking with her two dogs and traveling with her husband and three sons.

Director

Jeff currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Stripe, Inc.

Jeff has more than 20 years of leadership experience at B2B and consumer technology companies, where he has focused on driving strong and sustained growth at scale and leading teams through operational, GTM and product transformation.

Before Stripe, Jeff served as Chief Operating Officer at Zendesk, Inc., and before that as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to Zendesk, Jeff held several senior marketing positions at Adobe’s flagship Creative Cloud business, where he helped the company build more direct relationships with its customers as it transitioned to a SaaS business model. Jeff spent the first 15 years of his career running marketing, sales, and other teams at Silicon Valley startup companies, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer at 99designs, Inc.

Jeff holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University and is an avid fitness enthusiast, runner and triathlete. He and his husband live in San Francisco and are the parents of two children.  

Brett D. Watson is the President of Koch Equity Development (“KED”), an acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries. KED manages a diverse investment portfolio via its Principal Investments division and is responsible for corporate development activity across Koch Industries.

Prior to his existing role, Brett led KED’s Principal Investment team as its Senior Managing Director and oversaw the deployment of more than $20 billion of control, joint-control, and preferred equity investments.

In addition to Getty Images, Brett currently serves on the boards of directors of the parent companies of Infor, Hexagon AB, Transaction Network Services, Globus Group, MI Windows and Doors, and the Flint Group. Brett formerly served on the boards of directors of ADT Inc. and Solera Holdings Inc.

Prior to the decision to join Koch in 2010, Brett spent nearly a decade in investment banking, principal investment, and private equity. Brett earned both his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Binghamton University.

Brett resides in Wichita with his wife and three children.