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 enjoys road cycling and is also 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.
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 passionate about the world of sport in general. When it comes to rugby, she will only ever be seen standing on the sidelines shouting support for Green Room clients 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.