UK ballet chief quits, possibly for run on BBCmain
English National Ballet has announced that Caroline Thomson will step down next year as executive director after three highly successful years in the job.
Caroline, a former deputy D-G of the BBC should have succeeded Mark Thompson in 2012 at the national broadcaster, but they’d never had a woman D-G and they weren’t about to appoint one. So they staggered on with George Entwistle, Tim Davie and now Tony Hall in an ever-increasing state of vulnerability.
If Hall can’t hold it together (and he’s not doing well), Caroline will be available soon.
Could be the best solution.