Alex Reedijk grew up in New Zealand, starting as a stagehand for New Zealand Opera. He is now General Director of Scottish Opera and comes with a wealth of experience in opera and festivals across the world, including Executive Director of the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Producer of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on its first visit out of Scotland in 2000, General Director of the NBR New Zealand Opera, Wexford Festival Opera and the original Garsington Opera.
Since joining Scottish Opera in 2006 he has ensured the company has flourished, bringing opera performances to over 45 Scottish communities every year, as well as encouraging new initiatives for young people and those with dementia. As the company celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2022 / 2023, it will appear in over 60 communities across Scotland.
In 2011, Alex was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Alex is also currently Vice Chair of the Citizens Theatre and Chair of the Beacons Arts Centre in Greenock.