Our team

Leading the Rapiergroup team

Rapiergroup brings together the most talented, driven individuals in the event industry, pulling together to achieve excellence. Here, employer culture means everything. By actively and sincerely nurturing the talent that comes through our door, we foster creativity and collaboration that exceeds our clients’ expectations on the smallest and largest projects. Find out who we are below.

Helen de Bois


Managing Director

Helen leads Rapiergroup onto new opportunities, having grown and helped us achieve outsized success for more than two decades.

A Chartered Accountant by profession – a career she decided upon at the age of seven – Helen joined Rapiergroup as Financial Director in 1995. Since then, Helen has been involved in all aspects of the business, working with our creative and account teams to build strong relationships, deliver excellence and safeguard our success through acquisition and expansion.

With the strong belief that happy staff provide great outcomes for customers, the vision to deliver exceptional results for our clients and our team is at the heart of Helen’s objectives – in turn keeping Rapiergroup one step ahead of the events industry, always.

Chris Whittaker


Operations Director

One of the UK’s leading production specialists, Chris is responsible for the essential details that make our events, exhibitions and conferences seamless.

Joining Rapiergroup in 1998 after ten years in the construction industry, Chris graduated to Operations Director having delivered for the likes of BAE Systems, Renault UK, GE, Lucas Aerospace, Goodrich, Eurotunnel, Abbott, IBM and Ideal Standard. In doing so, Chris has built a procurement record and reputation that leads to best results in the supplier marketplace, coupled with a deep knowledge of production that enables effective negotiation

Expert in operational delivery, process, global supply chain and cost control, Chris is also responsible for Rapiergroup’s startup for SWIFT’s Sibos exhibition – the world’s largest financial event and futures programme.

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Creative Director

A skilled craftsman with a gift for innovative thinking, Chris leads the Rapiergroup creative studio.

With two decades of event and agency experience, Chris works with our design team to develop event environments and content that engages delegates and gives clients more than they asked for. A skilled lateral thinker able to find the heart of any creative problem, Chris delivers the best results at any budget.

Collaborating with the likes of Renault, John Lewis, Moët & Chandon, Astellas and SWIFT, Chris’ portfolio covers leading brands in the consumer, finance, automotive, aerospace and security, and pharmaceutical fields.

Rob Brazier


Client Services Director

With over 20 years’ experience within the events and exhibition industry, Rob has been responsible for developing strategic projects and programmes for many of the world’s leading brands.

Rob joined the Rapiergroup board of directors in 2014, and is the senior stakeholder for the business, overseeing our key clients.  Mining data for insights and trends is a tough job, but Rob is an expert at doing this quickly and ensuring alignment with the big picture and strategy. He continually strives for results that have true meaning and relevance.

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