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CBU Caribbean Media Hall Of Fame
Gary Allen

Gary Allen CD JP, EMBA

Mr. Allen is a career journalist with experience in local, regional and international media.  He was President of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) from 2017 to 2021, having served as a Director and then occupied the position of Vice-President from 2014 to 2017. Also at the regional level, he has served the Caribbean News Agency and the Caribbean Media Corporation in management positions.

Mr. Allen has served Radio Jamaica Limited, now the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, for more than 20 years. He became Company Managing Director in October 2008 and was appointed Group Chief Exec­utive Officer in April 2016.

He is a graduate of the Caribbean School of Media and Communications, and the Mona School of Business and Management at the University of the West Indies. Mr. Allen is also a past chairman of the Media Association Jamaica Limited and the Jamaica Debates Commission, and was Vice Pres­ident of the Public Media Alliance up to early 2022.
In 2015, he was conferred with the Jamaican National Honour of Order of Distinction (Commander Class), CD, for services to journalism and broad­casting.





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