Key Personnel

Most of our core team come from a background of theatre and exhibition work in the UK.



Managing Director

John Raby started in the Industry in 1980 with a 5 year apprenticeship at Terry Murphy Scenery studying theatre construction and carpentry. He then went onto work Freelance in the industry for a number of years. Over his time in London he worked on all aspects of events and scenery from TV to Exhibitions for companies such as The English National Opera, Imagination and Scene Change.

In 2009 he partnered with Ian Spendlove and moved to Dubai heading the scenery department of Showforce Middle East. After Two and a half years of successful operations the two decided to go their separate ways and John started JR Scenic.

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Managing Directors P.A.

Carol Palser is wife to John Raby, her roles include office manager, logistics manager and personal assistant to John.

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Operations Manager

James Cook started working in the industry in London at the age of 16. He took time out to get his degree at the University of Edinburgh in fine art and then returned to London to work freelance as a scenic artist. In 2010 he decided to take up the offer from John to come and work in Dubai for Showforce. Not long after the move he became workshop manager for the Dubai Showforce scenery department and has become all round operations manager for the new company JR Scenic.

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Civil Engineer

Ron Amlos is our Civil Engineer he graducated with his degree from the University of the Cordilleras in the Philippines in 2000. He is prolific in Auto CAD, Google Sketch Up and can help draw up models of anything the client wants. He is also experienced in planning software such as MS Project & Primavera.







Head Accountant

Enifridah Bandason graduated from Bedfordshire Universtiy (UK) in 2002 where she studied accountancy. She has 9 years experience and is Part Qualified ACCA. In 2010 she moved with her husband and 1 child to Dubai and started work for Showforce. She is now head accountant of JR Scenic.





Graphic Designer

Xerxes Sumang is our graphic designer, he has been working with graphics for the past 17 years in the Philippines, and has also worked on a number of smaller productions.