Non-Executive Director and Vice President Finance of Sony Classical International, Mark Cavell has worked within the music industry for 20 years, initially working as Financial Controller for Decca Records before moving on to work in an interim spell as F.D. for Philips Classics prior to becoming Deputy Controller for Polygram Classics and Jazz worldwide. This led back to taking up the post in late 1990s as Finance Director of Decca Music Group.

He was also responsible for artist contract negotiations (artists signed included BOND, Russell Watson, Hayley Westenra, Cecilia Bartoli, Andrea Bocelli and Morrissey) as well as securing label licensing deals with Rounder Records and Chrysalis Music amongst others. Cavell has also been responsible, through contacts within the main Hollywood studios, for securing soundtrack rights to films such as "Hairspray", "Sex and the City" and the recent new "Fame" film. Whilst predominantly from a Finance and Business Affairs background his involvement with many crossover artists has led Cavell to Executive Produce several "Classical Crossover" albums including albums from Russell Watson (who has sold over 5 million albums worldwide), Hayley Westenra and Jason Donovan, working closely with producers such as Nick Patrick, Simon Franglen and James McMillan. In September 2009 he joined Sony Music Entertainment as Vice President Finance for Sony Classical International.