Former Football League Director Linke Joins RFL as Senior Commercial Manager

By Community | July 23, 2012

The Rugby Football League (RFL) have announced the appointment of Gary Linke to the new position of Senior Commercial Manager.

Linke brings rich experience to Rugby League, prescription having spent 13 years with the Football League in the Commercial Department where he played an active role in delivering a number of high profile brands to the sport, including npower and Capital One.

RFL commercial director James Mercer, said: “It is a very exciting time for Rugby League with a raft of new commercial initiatives and we are delighted that Gary has joined as he is a highly-regarded individual with a proven track record in sponsorship and business development.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience and a significant number of relationships within the sports industry. We are looking forward to working with Gary to further enhance Rugby League’s commercial platform.”

Gary Linke said: “I am very excited to be joining the RFL at such an important time for the game, with the Stobart Super League and the Carnegie Challenge Cup driving record interest and the anticipation mounting ahead of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup here in the UK”.

Linke will be based at the RFL’s new London Office near King’s Cross.