The Théatre du Châtelet has named Ruth Mackenzie as its next artistic director, succeeding Jean-Luc Choplin.
Ruth, 59, is presently head of the Holland Festival, a job she began just two years ago.
She was previously head of the London 2012 Olympic festival and, before that, worked in the UK Department of Culture as advisor to two Labour secretaries of state. She started out as head of Scottish Opera.
The Châtelet will be shut for the next two years for refurbishment.
The Dutch will be displeased.