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