Gill Mansfield appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of PRS Members' Council & Board

Gill Mansfield - Independent Non-Executive Director - PRS Members’ Council and 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 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.

Nigel Elderton, Chair, PRS Members' Council

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.

Gill Mansfield, Independent Non-Executive Director, PRS Members’ Council and Board

About PRS for Music

Here for music since 1914, PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 175,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers. Redefining the global standard for music royalties, PRS for Music ensures songwriters and composers are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. 

For 110 years it has grown and protected the rights of the music creator community, paying out royalties with more accuracy, transparency and speed. In 2023, PRS for Music paid out £943.6m in royalties and collected a record £1.08 billion in revenues.

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