A Northland director for over 40 years, his successes include The Sound of Music which was part of the celebrations to open the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre in 1982.
Lachie has directed more productions at the Capitaine Bougainville than anyone else in NZ. He is the only Northlander ever to win a NAPTA award for Best Director of a Musical. He has achieved this twice – for Les Miserables in 2001, and Miss Saigon in 2011, which also won Best Musical.
Les Miserables and Mamma Mia have been the most attended shows in the history of the Bougainville Theatre.