2016 PRS AGM, Thursday 26 May
The 2016 PRS Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Thursday 26 May at the British Library Conference Centre. The AGM concluded with the results of the directors' ballot where Simon Anderson was elected to the PRS Board of Directors.
Which members are eligible to attend and vote at the AGM?
Only Associate and Full PRS Members may attend and vote at the AGM. Member categories are determined by the proportion of average earnings members achieved over a certain period as prescribed by a formula prescribed by the Board. Members eligible to attend and vote at the 2016 PRS AGM were contacted directly.
Find out more about PRS membership categories
When will I receive official notice of the meeting?
Members receive formal Notice of the AGM a minimum of 14 days prior to the event. This is communicated by the independent adjudicators, Electoral Reform Services (ERS).
What is the PRS Board?
The PRS Board is the governing body of the Society. It consists of 25 Directors, of which 22 are elected representatives from the membership: 11 writers and 11 publishers. There are also 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.
Terms of office for Directors are three years. After each term Directors are required to stand down or stand for re-election.
Five writer and five publisher positions were available for election to the PRS Board at the 2016 AGM.