Board of Directors

The current Board of Directors was elected by the General Assembly in May 2019 to serve a three-year term. The Board consists of the following representatives from CISAC’s member societies (as of July 2021).


Marcelo Castello Branco

UBC - Brazil


Michio Asaishi

JASRAC - Japan


Patrick Raude

SACD - France


Dean Ormston

APRA - Australasia


András Szinger

ARTISJUS - Hungary


Elizabeth Matthews



Fredrik Lomäng



Mike O'Neill



Harald Heker

GEMA - Germany


Jin Young Hong

KOMCA - Republic of Korea


Jochem Donker

LIRA - Netherlands


Nacira Aiyachia

ONDA - Algeria


Andrea C. Martin

PRS for Music - UK


Jean-Noël Tronc

SACEM - France


Roberto Cantoral Zucchi

SACM - Mexico


Guillermo Ocampo

SADAIC - Argentina


Mark Rosin

SAMRO - South Africa


Gaetano Blandini

SIAE - Italy


Jennifer Brown

SOCAN - Canada


Javier Gutiérrez Vicén

VEGAP - Spain

Board Composition and Functions

The Board is composed of up to 20 directors who are elected for a three-year term and who are collectively representative of all the regions and artistic repertoires within CISAC. The Board is headed by a Chair and two Vice-Chairs elected by its members, for a period equal to its mandate and renewable for re-election once.

The second highest statutory executive body of CISAC, the Board acts in the name and interests of CISAC and has the following key responsibilities:

  • Authorising any action or transaction falling within CISAC’s Purposes (authorised remit)
  • Taking any necessary decision as occasion demands
  • Acquiring and disposing of any equipment and real property
  • Creating and developing CIS for the purpose of improving the effective management of copyright
  • Seeking means of achieving solidarity between Societies
  • Appointing technical committees and determining their Internal Rules, objects and duties in accordance with the purposes of CISAC
  • Submitting to each General Assembly an annual Board Report in respect of the immediately preceding Calendar Year
  • Submitting to each General Assembly the Accounts in respect of the immediately preceding Calendar Year
  • Submitting to the General Assembly proposals for the election of the President and the Vice President(s)
  • Requiring any Member or Provisional that has a reciprocal representation contract (“Reciprocal Contract”) with another Member or Provisional to enter data into the relevant CIS subsystem using current CIS standards
  • Examining the possible admittance to CISAC of a Society and advising the General Assembly in relation to such possible admittance
  • Appointing and dismissing the Director General
  • Administering the Income of CISAC; and
  • Authorising expenditure of Additional Voluntary Contributions.

Decision-Making Power

The Board has wide decision-making power but is accountable to the General Assembly.

Frequency of Meetings

The Board generally meets three times a year; under CISAC’s Statutes, it is required to meet at least twice a year.

General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) is the highest executive body and decision-making authority. The GA is composed of CISAC Members, Provisionals and Associates. The GA meets once a year, in early June and is attended by society heads, senior staff and creators from scores of countries.

The GA is responsible for:

  • Electing the Presidency and Board of Directors
  • Approving accounts, financial reports, and the activities of the Director General
  • Considering membership applications, sanctions, resignations, and Statute amendments

For more details of the General Assembly read more here.

For details of the 2021 General Assembly see here.


Creators Councils

CISAC also collaborates closely with its affiliate Creators Councils. Read more here.

CISAC Committees

CISAC works with committees and working groups to ensure that its works on collective management of rights are based on the view of experts, the rules of good governance and the voice of creators.  

There are four key committee groups, including: 


Technical Committees

Regional Committees

International Creators' Council

Executive Governance Committee (EGC)

Legal Committee (CJL)

Global Policy Committee (GPC)

Communications Expert Group (CEG)

Internal Audit Committee (IAC)

Information Services Committee (ISC)

Business Technical Committee (BTC)

Media Technical Committee (MTC)

Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Technical Committee (DLV)

Regional African Committee (CAF)

Regional Asia-Pacific Committee (CAP)

Regional Canada/USA Committee (CCU)

Regional European Committee (EC)

Regional Latin American and Caribbean Committee (CLC)





The work of CISAC Committees

For a summary of the mission of each CISAC Committee, click read more.

Communications Experts Group (CEG)

The CEG supports CISAC communications and public affairs as well as the GPC in implementing their decisions on communications priorities, and defines the strategy for campaigns.

Executive Governance Committee (EGC)

The EGC is concerned with financial, governance and membership matters. It also defines and guides the Board of Director’s agenda.

Global Policy Committee (GPC)

The GPC makes international policy recommendations to the Board, including lobbying, advocacy and cooperation with other organisations.

Internal Audit Committee (IAC)

The IAC provides a summary of financial reporting and internal controls for the GA.

Legal Committee (CJL)

The CJL is an advisory body on authors’ rights & copyright and collective management issues and litigation for CISAC members.

Regional Committees

Five regional committees, one for each CISAC region, represents specific issues within their geographical area. They coordinate CISAC regional activities, assist in establishing infrastructure for society operations, and provide assistance to member societies and creators.

Technical Committees

CISAC has four technical committees providing guidance on royalty administration:  the Information Services Committee (ISC), the Business Technical Committee (BTC), the Media Technical Committee (MTC), and the Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Technical Committee (DLV). Further details of CISAC’s technical committees are here.