Peter Nicholson

Ethics Commissioner, International Cricket Council

Peter Nicholson

Peter Nicholson worked as an investigations and intelligence analysis team leader for 9 years at the ICTY, in which time he also managed the human intelligence unit for three years.

He was 4 years as an investigator and intelligence liaison officer at the ICC in the Office of the Prosecutor, and for 16 months at the United Nations Investigation Commission in Lebanon as Chief of Investigations.

He worked in Australia as a senior investigator for the federal regulator, ASIC, for 2 years, and then consulted for the EU, living in Pakistan for 2 years working on counter-terrorism, counter-extremism and justice sector reform.

He worked for UK DFID for 6 months in Kabul, working with the Minister of Interior on reforming the Ministry and its police forces, then for Australia Foreign Affairs in Uruzgan, Afghanistan for 18 months, working on development, stabilisation and security sector reform.

He spent a year as Vice-Chairman of a Commission for the International Cycling Union in Switzerland, investigating corruption and doping in the sport from 2014/15.

He is currently the Ethics Commissioner for the International Cricket Council based in Dubai, an ad-hoc role.

He joined the CIJA, an organisation investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria and Iraq, in March 2015, having been a member of its Oversight Committee for two years.

Earlier in his career, he was a UK military intelligence officer in the rank of Major for 5 years, mobilised from the reserves. Peter holds an LLM and MBA, is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and is a member of the Western Australia Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee.

Presentations at Play the Game:

Exploiting the connection: sporting rule violations and criminality - Play the Game 2015

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