Independent Non-Executive Director - Performing Right Society Limited (PRS)
Recruiter: Performing Right Society Limited (PRS)
Salary: £42k • c. 20-24 days per annum
Posted: 02 Jul 2021
Closes: 30 Jul 2021
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Creative, Legal
The Performing Right Society Limited (PRS) is a leading UK collective rights management organisation (CMO) whose members comprise around 155,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers and their successors. We license our members’ music for use by businesses, online, in broadcasts and film, for live performance and in recorded products, and collect royalties on their behalf.
Through our wholly-owned operating company, PRS for Music (PRSfM), as well as partnerships with ICE, PPL and MCPS, we oversee one of the most successful repertoires in the world. The scale of our operations is astonishing. Last year, we processed more transactions (over 22trn) than there are global credit card purchases or Google searches; and though the pandemic has seriously affected our industry, we nevertheless managed to increase our distribution during 2020.
We are now inviting applications to become an Independent Non-executive Director (iNED), sitting on both our Council and our Board. One of four iNEDs, you will bring an invaluable combination of professional experience (ideally in a field in which you have gained a nuanced understanding of intellectual property and / or copyright), together with sound non-executive experience and an independent cast of mind. An understanding of how strategic partnerships can amplify our impact will be an asset, as will a strategic understanding of the continuing move to digital across the spectrum.
Our iNEDs are full, active participants in the strategic governance and leadership of PRS, and yours will be a strong, influential voice as we debate fundamental issues. Just as important, however, will be your part in forging strong collegiate bonds across the extended governance group: building consensus, supporting a thriving culture of accountability, and ensuring informed decision-making. The role is a complex one, and you will need to be certain that you have the capacity to bring your full value to the organisation; but for the right candidate, its very complexity will form part of its attraction.
A key objective of our new governance arrangements is to improve diversity on the Board, and a focus on greater diversity in all aspects – including( but not limited to) ethnicity, socio-economic background, gender, or cognitive style – is a priority of this recruitment process. We warmly encourage interest from candidates whose insights and perspectives wouldn’t otherwise have been present around the table.
If you would like to find out more, please visit www.prs-ned.co.uk in the first instance. To arrange an informal confidential discussion, please contact Shani Newbold or Philip Nelson on +44 20 7947 4960 or email
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Closing date: 30 July 2021.