Karen Stacey

CEO, Digital Cinema Media

After five years of record-breaking growth, the pandemic impacted the cinema industry harder and quicker than any other medium.

Screens closed for 16 months and Digital Cinema Media (DCM) went from £100m to £0 almost overnight. The journey from complete closure to rebuilding a company, team, and industry reputation over the last 12 months has undoubtedly been the biggest test of Karen’s leadership and career.

Karen loves the media industry and has spent the last 35 years learning, guiding and honing her skills to navigate her team through
the toughest time ever.

Empathetic, strong and inspiring, Karen’s motto is to ‘walk the walk’ and with her at the helm cinema is ‘Always Looking Forward’ (DCM’s mantra) and is undoubtedly the BEST SEAT IN MEDIA.