Britain's Performing Right Society board has re-appointed Ellis Rich as its chairman for a second three-year term. Rich's reign will cover the 2008-2010 period.

"It continues to be an honor to be PRS chairman during a period of fast-paced change for the industry," comments Rich, who is CEO of the Independent Music Group, in a statement.

He adds, "I am really relishing serving the society for another three years, during which I have no doubt we will face increased challenges to protect and preserve the value of our members' music."

A former EMI Music Publishing, Rich initially took up the collecting society's chairman post from Jan. 1, 2005.

Meanwhile, Mick Leeson has been appointed deputy chair (writer) for a two-year term, with effect from Jan. 1, 2008.

Andrew King continues as deputy chair (publisher), a role to which he was appointed on Jan. 1, 2007 for a two-year period.

Earlier this year, the London-based organization reported collections for the year 2006 of £335 million ($656 million), up by 7% from the previous year.