Rob Paddon is Head of Sales of Ascot Racecourse responsible for ticketing, hospitality, events, retail and race sponsorship. Since joining in March 2022, Rob has delivered record premium and venue revenues, most notably at Royal Ascot 2022 and 2023.
Prior to Ascot Racecourse, Rob was Sales Director at Fulham FC, from 2016-2022. Alongside driving record revenue, most notably Rob was the commercial lead for “Fulham Pier” which is due to open in 2024. Bringing to life the banks of the river at this iconic London venue, Fulham Pier will incorporate contemporary design, state-of-the-art facilities and innovative new experiences to create a reinvented, reimagined and vibrant new seven-day-a-week destination.
Before joining Fulham FC, Rob was responsible for in excess of £50m of commercial revenue - including launching the much-coveted East Stand - at Twickenham Stadium, the home of English Rugby. Prior to Twickenham, Rob also held commercial positions at both Arsenal FC and Southampton FC.
Rob is also a longstanding member of the ALSD International Advisory Board.