Elected representative of public agency members


  • Pension & Health Benefits, Chair
  • Board Governance, Vice Chair
  • Investment
  • Risk & Audit

Board Terms1:

  • 2015-19 (current term)
  • 2011-15
  • 2007-11
  • 2003-07

Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration.

She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee, which oversees CalPERS' more than $8 billion Health Benefits Program on behalf of 1.4 million members and their beneficiaries.

Priya favors making decisions with a view to long-term objectives or consequences and of sustainable investing at CalPERS. Both practices were incorporated into the development of CalPERS' Investment Beliefs, which she championed. The Investment Beliefs provide the framework for CalPERS' investment program.

For five years Priya has also served as a member of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Board. CalPERS is a founding signatory of PRI, a United Nations-supported organization that promotes active ownership and responsible investment throughout the investment ecosystem.

She is a member of the Investor Advisory Council for Astia, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the success of women-led, high-growth ventures.

Priya is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Before joining BART in 1998, she was a consultant with Public Financial Management Inc., a leading advisor to local governments.

She has a master's degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree in economics and literature from Connecticut College.

Priya resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young children.

1Elected Board members serve four-year terms that begin January 16 of the term and end January 15.