Nigel Mawer QPM joined the WPBSA board of Directors in July 2011. He is the current Vice Chairman and deals with all integrity issues.
In 2015 Nigel set up and became the Chair of World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS), a subsidiary body of the WPBSA. He is also the Chair of World Women’s Snooker (WWS) and since 2017 the Vice President of the World Snooker Federation (WSF).
As well as his involvement in snooker he is the Chair of the Darts Regulation Authority and is the independent regulator of professional darts. He works as a freelance specialist advisor in the areas of sport regulation, integrity in sport and anti-corruption. He works with all the main sports on sports integrity and sits on the Sports Betting Integrity Forum and Sports Betting Group in the UK.
He was formerly the Head of Economic and Specialist Crime at New Scotland Yard where he devised ‘Sterling’, the MPS strategy to combat economic crime in London.
He led some of the most sensitive enquiries conducted by Scotland Yard. He ran the corruption enquiry into members of the Pakistani Cricket Team, working closely with the ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit. He led the enquiry into Lords and MPs expenses. He led the National response to e-crime and planned the operational response against serious and organised crime relating to the 2012 Olympics. He was a special advisor to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police on the reinvestigation of phone hacking by News International staff in 2011.
In 2001 he achieved an MA in Individual and Organisational Development. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal for Distinguished Police Service in the 2009 Queens Birthday Honours. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Nigel was re-appointed as a director of the WPBSA most recently in December 2021.