Former world champion Doherty was co-opted as the second Non-Executive Player Director at a WPBSA board meeting during the World Snooker Championship. He will join Davis to advise on a number of playing matters.
Irishman Doherty is the only player to have won the World Championship at junior, amateur and professional level. He turned pro in 1990 and over an outstanding career he has won six world ranking events.
The Dubliner conquered the Crucible in 1997 when he beat Stephen Hendry in the final to capture the world title. Doherty is still going strong on the main tour and is ranked number 32 in the world.
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.”