Piers Shepperd

Director

Over the last 30 years, Piers career has spanned design, production management, audio, lighting, automation and the development of cutting edge manufacturing involving clients from Her Majesty the Queen to Queen the rock band. He has always sought to find the best solutions to any creative challenges.

His early career saw him picking 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 15 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 the staging and technical coordination, including the 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 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.

Piers braved extreme sub-zero temperatures to help deliver the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics where he worked as Ceremonies Technical Director to the Organising Committee.

Most recently Piers was the Executive Producer of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Fire Festival creating a celebration of the community.

Piers works as a Consultant Technical Director to Ceremonies and events on a myriad of projects around the world.  He is currently working on projects in the middle east.

His real ‘buzz’ is bringing together hugely complex projects and teams to realise a creative dream.