Technical Director, Wonder Works Limited
Over the past 10 years Piers has worked rolling out a series of ‘mega events’ throughout 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.
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.
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