Gill Mansfield appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of PRS Members' Council & Board
PRS for Music is pleased to announce that Gill Mansfield has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the PRS Members’ Council and Board, effective immediately.
A commercial lawyer, board advisor and non-executive director with over twenty five years legal and commercial experience, Gill's broad ranging skills cover commercial contracts, corporate and transactional, IP protection and licensing, media and entertainment, publishing, music, brand licensing, and IT, digital and technology.
Throughout her career, Gill has held senior positions and advised at several international media and entertainment organisations, including Phaidon Press, Chorion, MTV Networks Europe, Random House and Penguin Random House, Wall to Wall Media, SoundCloud and Moonpig.com. She is an Elected Committee Member of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Non-Executive Director of Reason Digital, a digital agency in the Tech for Good sector.
In addition, Gill has significant UK and EC regulatory, competition law and international trade law experience, and UK and international litigation and dispute resolution experience.
A Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited Commercial Mediator, Gill has successfully mediated disputes on both sides of the Atlantic, offering commercial dispute resolution services to individuals, companies and organisations.
Gill will provide both the PRS Members’ Council and the Board with an independent perspective, alongside business expertise and knowledge, in support of the PRS membership, spanning 155,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.
Gill will chair the Distribution Committee, which approves changes to distribution policy principles and the introduction of any new distribution policy precedents covering individual and joint revenue streams, including the apportionment of licence revenues between performing and mechanical rights.
I am incredibly pleased to welcome Gill to the PRS Members’ Council and Board. Her wealth of experience across a vast array of senior legal, board and non-executive director roles within the media and entertainment landscape will be invaluable to our future decision making processes on behalf of all PRS members.
I am looking forward to working with the PRS Members’ Council and Board, continuing their diligent work on behalf of the songwriters, composers and music publishers that PRS represents. This is an important time for the music industry and Collective Management Organisations to speak up for those whose works enrich our everyday lives, and I am excited to play a part in these developments at PRS.
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2020, 22.4 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music, with £699m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.
PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.