Why a choreographer?
The Royal Ballet was one of the world's greatest companies when it had choreographers with artistic vision at the helm. That is what it currently most lacks.
Britain's national company cannot compete with great non-choreographic-vision lead institutions like Paris Opera Ballet or Kirov because it doesn't have either the economic resources of the one or the geographical dancer catchment of the other, or the political and cultural respect and prestige accorded to either. There is also a difference in temperament. Shouldn't a national company reflect that and be unique and better at what it does than anyone else, rather than a second rate imitation?
Can someone who has stayed within one arts institution all their working life have the necessary imagination and broader vision to lead that institution forward in a changing context, and understand what is fundamentally valuable and relevant in the tradition?