(b Glasgow, 1967).
Scottish opera and theatre director. Studied acting, design, and directing at RSAMD. Opera début Leeds 1993 (Opera North, Il re pastore); Scottish Opera 1996 (Idomeneo); ENO 1998 (Manon); CG 2001 (Macbeth, with which he also made his débuts at the NY Met and the Mariinsky); Glyndebourne Fest. 2002 (Carmen); Salzburg Fest. 2003 (Les Contes d'Hoffmann). Dir. his first Wagner, Strasbourg 2007 (Der Ring).