Former cinema chain boss takes interim CEO role at health charity

A charity that builds and runs cinemas in hospitals has appointed Crispin Lilly, former chief executive of the Everyman Media Group cinema chain as its interim CEO.

Lilly, who is a trustee at MediCinema will lead the organisation on a part time basis while a replacement is found for Kat Mason, who is stepping down in August after seven years in the role.

In addition, Paul Giggal, the charity’s director of operations has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer.

“Kat has been a wonderful CEO for MediCinema, particularly throughout the past sixteen months while she has steered the charity through this turbulent time,” said MediCinema chair Paul Massara.

“Through her leadership the organisation has grown significantly, and I thank her for her huge and passionate commitment to the role over these seven years.

“I know that Crispin’s wealth of experience and his existing knowledge of MediCinema will be of great benefit to the charity while we search to find a permanent replacement.”

Lilly added: “I am absolutely delighted to be able to help the MediCinema team during this crucial transitional period.”

The charity’s cinemas were suspended in March 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic but the majority have reopened with socially distanced screenings. The charity has also launched a free bedside film channel for patients.

MediCinema operates cinemas in hospitals in London. Newcastle, Glasgow and South Wales.

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