2017 PRS AGM, Wednesday 24 May
The 2017 PRS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 24 May at the British Library Conference Centre. The AGM will include the appointment of directors to the PRS Board and various keynote speeches. Further details will be confirmed over the coming months in this area of the website and in member newsletters, so please look out for updates.
Which members are eligible to attend and vote at the AGM?
Associate and full PRS members are eligible to attend and vote at the AGM. The qualifying criteria for promotion to associate and full membership are prescribed by the Board and approved by the membership at a general meeting.
Find out more about PRS membership categories
When will I receive official notice of the meeting?
Associate and full members will receive Formal Notice of the AGM a minimum of 14 days prior to the date of the AGM. Look out for a communication from the independent scrutineers, Electoral Reform Services (ERS), at the beginning of May and keep checking our website for further information.
What is the PRS Board?
The PRS Board is the governing body of the Society. It comprises 25 directors: 11 writers, 11 publishers, two external directors who bring valuable expertise from outside the music industry; and one Executive Director, the Chief Executive Officer. PRS Board members are Directors of the Performing Right Society Ltd and have legal duties under the Companies Act.
A director’s term of office lasts for three years. At the end of each term a director is required to retire and may stand for re-appointment. The Directors’ Ballot determines the eligibility of candidates for appointment or re-appointment to the Board by the membership at the AGM.
Two writer directors and three publisher directors will be required to retire from office at the 2017 AGM.
For more details please see our Rules & Regulations and Articles of Association.
Can I stand in the Directors' Ballot?
We can no longer receive nominations for the 2017 Directors’ Ballot as the deadline of 24 February has passed.
However, if you are interested in standing for election as a PRS Board director next year, please see ‘What is the role of a PRS director?’ (right) for more information about eligibility and what the position entails.
Can I vote in the Directors' Ballot?
All associate and full members are eligible to vote in the Directors’ Ballot, which will open in early April.
Look out for the Directors’ Ballot booklet pack, which will be sent out in early April by Electoral Reform Services. The pack will contain details of all the candidates standing for election at the Annual General Meeting on 24 May, together with a ballot paper and codes for online voting. The deadline for voting in the Directors’ Ballot will be in early May and confirmed in the Directors’ Ballot booklet. We will also be updating this page with more details over the next few months.