Richard Wilks (Managing Director)
Richard played professionally for Sale Sharks from 1999 to 2003 after graduating from Newcastle University. During his time at Sale Sharks he started working as a consultant for Brabners Chaffe Street law firm (formerly James Champman & Co.) whose clients include Manchester United and several leading Premiership rugby union clubs. He joined SFX in 2005 and went to Wasserman Media Group as a Director when they acquired SFX globally.
In 2008 he left WMG and established Green Room Sports Management. Richard has over a decades worth of experience working as an agent in the UK rugby market and the unrivalled relationships at Club and Union level you would expect from someone who has represented some 20+ full Internationals to date. Married with three young daughters who rightly dominate most of his spare time, he is a keen and improving golfer and skier.
Benjamin Lewitt (Director)
Ben began his rugby career at Coventry Rugby Club back in 1997, just one year after Rugby Union becoming a Professional sport. A move to Leicester Tigers followed in 1998 while he was studying for a Business & Law degree at DeMontfort University, Leicester.
After successfully breaking through into the senior squad at Leicester Tigers, in the years of their successive league titles and a Heineken cup win Ben moved onto Orrell Rugby Club in 2002 for two successful years. Bedford Blues followed in 2004 for a year and then Ben joined Northampton Saints Rugby Club where he played for 5 seasons, reaching the Heineken Cup semi final in his second year.
Ben rejoined Bedford Blues for a second spell in 2010 which allowed him to join the family Brewing business and still play at Championship level. After a year working for the family firm Ben's previous relationship with Richard as 'Player - Agent' re-ignited and Ben came on board as a Player Agent/Athlete Manager.
After an action packed first 18 months in the role he has become a Director and shareholder of Green Room Sports Management.
Ben has a 3 year old son called Oscar and a beast of a Shih Tzu called Millie. When not in constant contact with his players (he is the resident expert in social media) he can be found in the gym or golf course.
Catherine McPhillips (Commercial Director)
Catherine is the newest recruit at Green Room. She grew up in Shropshire and after graduating from Leeds University, decided to start her professional career in the south in London. With a keen interest in both performing and watching sport throughout her life, she decided to pursue this passion and began working in commercial sport.
After gaining experience within the world of sponsorship and events across a number of different brands, Aviva, British Gas, FedEx and adidas, Catherine came on board to work on the commercial and PR of the athletes. Although she is a big fan of rugby she will only ever be seen standing on the sidelines and never actually playing on the pitch!
She can often be seen slowly running around Clapham Common training for her next marathon run or planning her next back-packing trip to a new destination somewhere in the world.
Jamie Noon (Agent)
Jamie started his rugby career with Newcastle Falcons in 1998 where he played over 250 games and in 2003 broke the premiership record for the most consecutive starts. Jamie was part of both the 2001 Tetley bitter cup and 2004 Powergen cup winning teams. Whilst Jamie was with Newcastle he represented England, England A, England U21 and played for England 7’s. Jamie was part of the first England 7’s team to win the Hong Kong title in 2002 and repeated the feat the following year. He also went on to captain the squad during the Singapore sevens series. In 2002 Jamie represented the Barbarians in the final tour match against Wales winning 25-40.
In 2001 Jamie won his first England cap against Canada and went on to win another 37 over an eight-year period. He also represented England in the Rugby World cup 2007 playing in the first two games before he injured his knee.
After 11 years with Newcastle Jamie decided he wanted a new challenge and experience and signed with the French Top 14 team, Brive. After a successful first season in which he missed only one top 14 game he extended his contract until 2013.
When Jamie retired from rugby he was looking for a way to stay connected to the sport he loves. Throughout his career Jamie’s agent was invaluable to his success. Jamie enjoyed a close relationship with his agent who became a sounding board and was always available for advice and support. Richard Wilks and Greenroom sports represented Jamie during his career as a player and so he was very pleased to be able to continue the relationship after he retired. Jamie would like to offer the same support and use his knowledge and experience of the game to help other players to achieve their goals and realize their potential.
Jamie has lived in France with his wife and three children for four years and enjoys all aspects of French life including the French cuisine, coffee and wine. His hobbies include golf, mountain biking and he’s very keen fly fisherman but generally enjoys all aspects of outdoor life. Jamie is also a gadget geek and loves all sorts of technology. Jamie speaks French and is currently studying for his French sports agent exams.