Raphael has worked in and around events for just over 10 years. He started his
career in audio visual production back in 2008, building PA systems, video
walls, sound engineering and crewing. In 2012 he made an unusual career
jump to law enforcement where he undertook specialist training, enabling him
to work in higher-risk events, sporting fixtures and protests.
The majority of his work is in large-scale live music concerts and festivals,
however he also has considerable experience spanning a wide spectrum of
other event types, including public celebrations, displays and parades, through
to experiential and brand activations, sporting and cultural events.
For some clients he provides full event management services including event
strategy, design, budgeting, licensing and stakeholder engagement; for others,
more specific ‘operational level’ services such as safety advice, security
management, staffing, logistics coordination and command and control roles.
He prides himself on being flexible enough to fit into a pre-existing team to
fulfil a role or build a team from the ground up for projects where a wider
scope is required. He draws upon a range of accumulated industry knowledge
through both academic study and years of experience, including; event safety,
operations planning, crowd management, staffing, logistics, technical
production, temporary structure builds, staging, licensing, site work and
various other areas which are frequently of use when working on live events.