PRS Board

The PRS Board consists of 25 directors led by a Chairman and two Deputy Chairmen (one writer and one publisher) who are elected by the Board from among the directors. The Board comprises:

  • eleven writer directors and eleven publisher directors (elected by the society’s full and associate members) who represent a broad cross-section of interests and genres
  • two external directors who bring valuable expertise from outside the music industry
  • one executive director (the Chief Executive Officer)

Full PRS members are eligible to stand for appointment or re-appointment to the PRS Board and to nominate other Full members to stand.  A director’s term of office lasts 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 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Chairman and deputy chairmen

Nigel Elderton
Nigel Elderton - Chairman (publisher) peermusic (UK)
Simon Darlow
Simon Darlow - Deputy Chairman (writer)
chris-butler
Chris Butler - Deputy Chairman (publisher) Music Sales

Writer Directors

Barry Blue
Barry Blue
Jim-duguid
Jim Duguid
Nicky Graham
Nicky Graham
Edward Gregson
Edward Gregson
Steve Levine
Steve Levine
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Dru Masters
Mitch Murray
Mitch Murray
Julien Nott
Julian Nott
John Truelove headshot
John Truelove
Michelle Escoffery headshot
Michelle Escoffery

Publisher Directors

Jackie Alway
Jackie Alway - Universal Music Publishing 
Simon Anderson
Simon Anderson - Audio Network
William Booth
William Booth - Sony/ATV EMI Music Publishing
Stewart Hornall
Stuart Hornall - Hornall Brothers Music
Richard King - Faber Music
John Minch
John Minch - Concord
Roberto Neri
Roberto Neri - Downtown Music
Simon Platz
Simon Platz - Bucks Music Group
Jo Smith
Jo Smith - Warner/Chappell Music

External Directors

Stephen Davidson
Stephen Davidson
Mark Poole
Mark Poole

Executive Director

Photo of Robert Ashcroft
Robert Ashcroft

The work of the PRS Board is governed by the PRS constitution, which comprises two governing documents: