Jackie Alway OBE


Jackie Alway is Universal Music Publishing’s SVP International Legal and Industry Affairs. Jackie joined UMP in 2007 following the acquisition of BMG Music Publishing, where she was Director of Commercial Affairs. Jackie’s current role includes multi-territorial digital licensing and society, industry and public policy issues for the world ex-North America.‎ She has 25 years’ experience as a music publisher and is a Solicitor having graduated in Law from Cambridge University.

Jackie replaced Paul Connelly as Universal’s Designated Director on the MPA Board in 2013 and was elected by the board as the Chair of the MPA board in 2015, taking over from Chris Butler. Jackie is also a Board member of PRS, MCPS, PMLL, IMPA and UK Music.

Jackie was awarded an OBE for her services to the Music Industry in the Queen’s Birthdays Honours in June 2019.

Jackie stepped down from Chair of the MPA in July 2019 but will remain a board Director.