Neil is Joint Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival 2017 – 2023, in partnership with Rachel Healy. Neil directs for theatre and film, and was Artistic Director of Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney from 1994 to 2010. He has directed for all of Australia’s state theatre companies, London’s National Theatre, the West End and on Broadway, Opera Australia, Welsh National Opera, the Bregenz Festival in Austria, Zurich Opera, Canadian Opera, Houston Grand Opera, English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Royal Opera House Convent Garden. He was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to the arts, nationally and internationally.