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.