After studying at the Trinity College of Music in London, Rebecca Allen started her career at the BBC where she worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and then the BBC Proms. She joined Universal Classics & Jazz in 1999 as Press Assistant, later rising to the role of Director of Media, and she remained with the label after it was renamed Decca Records in 2009. Allen was promoted to General Manager in 2012, Managing Director in 2014 and then to President of Decca Records Group UK in 2017 – becoming the first woman to lead the label in its long and distinguished history. Since taking the helm, she has signed major artists including legendary film composer Ennio Morricone and Norwegian songstress Aurora; she has put UK country music in the spotlight with the success of The Shires; she has helped bring jazz to a wider audience with Gregory Porter and Melody Gardot; and she has championed young classical stars such as Jess Gilliam, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Milos. She continues to work closely with many high profile artists including Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli, The Lumineers, Ludovico Einaudi and Alfie Boe. Rebecca also sits on the board of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.