Piers Shepperd


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Over the last 25 years Piers career has spanned design, production management, lighting, automation and development of cutting edge manufacturing processes involving clients from Her Majesty the Queen to Queen the rock band. He has consistently sought to match exceptional solutions to any creative challenge.

Initially he picked up skills in lighting and fabrication with industry leaders including: Vari-Lite, Theatre Projects and Brilliant Stages. In the late 1990’s he moved into technical design and worked to deliver critically acclaimed projects such as: We Will Rock You, U2 Popmart Tour, and Rolling Stones Licks World Tour.

Over the past 10 years Piers has worked rolling out a series of ‘mega events’ through Europe and Asia. In 2004, as Associate Technical Director for the Athens Olympics 2004 Opening and Ceremonies, he was made directly responsible for staging and technical coordination, including the technical design and delivery of the iconic Olympic fire rings, chamber and lake effect.

In 2006 as Head of Technical Design, he was instrumental in the creation of the world’s largest outdoor LED screen and huge chamber system for the Doha Asian Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. In 2008, as Design Manager for ES Projects, he worked with renowned UK architect Zaha Hadid to deliver the award winning touring Chanel Art Pavilion.

As Technical Director for London 2012 Ceremonies, Piers oversaw the delivery of four unique and spectacular Ceremonies that wowed the world. Critically acclaimed highlights included: the flown molten Olympic rings, the cauldron and James Bond and the Queen’s parachute stunt.