Just stumbled on this via the National Gallery from January this year so a tadge late but all the same – Congrats to Mark Getty – founder at Getty Images – who has been given an honorary knighthood.
‘Her Majesty the Queen made the award in recognition of his services to the arts and philanthropy in the United Kingdom, and in particular his leadership of and support for the National Gallery over many years.’
Honorary knighthoods are conferred on those who are not British citizens, but who have made an exceptional contribution to our national life. Mark will not use the title of Sir, but will be entitled to use the letters KBE after his name.
Mark Getty has long been associated with the National Gallery. He served as a Trustee from September 1999 until August 2009, when he was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees. He remained in that position until August 2015.