FORMER world champion Ken Doherty has joined the board of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), it has been announced.
The 1997 world champion, currently ranked number 32 in the world, joins fellow professional Steve Davis as a Non-Executive Player Director and will advise the board on a number of playing matters.
Doherty said: “I’m delighted to join the WPBSA board. I hope my experience as a player will help when it comes to keeping at heart the interests of the players as a whole when key decisions are made in terms of changes to the tour.
“I look forward to working alongside Steve Davis and the other directors to help develop this great sport that we have.”
WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson added: “We are delighted that Ken has agreed to join us and we look forward to working with him. Over the past two decades he has been a fantastic ambassador for snooker and has always played his part in promoting the highest standards in our sport.
“Ken is extremely popular, well respected by his fellow professionals and brings a vast amount of knowledge to our table.
“The sport of snooker is going from strength to strength and the WPBSA continues to play a vital as it expands rapidly worldwide. We have a strong management team in place and as we make decisions we keep open dialogue with our playing members, both Steve and Ken help us provide this vital link.”