Steve Dawson

Chief Operating Officer and Group Finance Director

Steve was appointed CEO of World Snooker Limited following Matchroom’s acquisition of the company in 2010. He has long been involved in the sport – for many years Matchroom managed a stable of professional players which included legends of the game such as Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Terry Griffiths, Dennis Taylor, and Ronnie O’Sullivan.

He trained with KPMG prior to joining Barry Hearn’s sports promotion business in 1985. He continues to oversee the substantial growth of Matchroom Sport Limited and its associated companies. Steve was involved in Matchroom’s purchase and subsequent sale of Leyton Orient Football Club, and brought about the unique £40m property development project at Leyton Orient’s stadium on Brisbane Road.

Steve’s day-to-day responsibilities include managing the financial and legal affairs of the business, and strategic planning to ensure the continued success and international expansion of the wide range of sports promoted under the Matchroom banner.

In April 2021, Dawson took of the mantle as Chairman of the World Snooker Tour after Barry Hearn’s decision to step aside.


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