New Non-Executive Director appointed at PRS for Music

Gill Mansfield has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the PRS Members’ Council and Board.

A commercial lawyer, board advisor and non-executive director with over twenty five years legal and commercial experience, Gill covers 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

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.

She 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.

Nigel Elderton, Chair, PRS Members’ Council, said: “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.”

Gill Mansfield adds: “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.”