Rob Oates

Job Title
Commercial Director


Phone: 0113 203 3266 Rob is a lifelong Leeds Rugby League fan having been a season ticket holder since the age of four. He landed his dream job when he joined the club in June 2003 as Head of Commercial Sales. Following a period of outstanding success and growth for the commercial department Rob was invited to join the club's Board of Directors in January 2006.
The Leeds-born director heads up a team of two sales people in the Rhinos commercial department who are supported by three administration staff. Rob has overseen the arrival of Leeds Building Society, Leeds Beckett University and ISC as major partners of the Rhinos and has a hands on approach to running his department and building relationships with our important commercial partners. On a home matchday, Rob can be found speaking in the various suites here at Emerald Headingley before taking up his seat in the stand to watch his beloved Rhinos. He joined Leeds from Carlsberg Tetley having build up a reputation as an outstanding salesman in his 13 years at the Leeds-based brewer where he handled the Emerald Headingley account amongst other tasks. Prior to his time at Tetley's he worked for Whitbread and Eagle Star Insurance after leaving school at 16 years of age.