Nigel Powell has been a police officer in both Birmingham U.K. and Queensland. He assisted Phil Dickie with his articles for the Courier Mail and appeared on the ABC's The Moonlight State Four Corners program that led to the establishment of the Fitzgerald Inquiry. He has worked at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and for a number of criminal defence lawyers. He is greatly assisted in his perspectives by his other employment experiences as a chef; a mental health advocate; a builder's labourer; a freelance journo; a private investigator and a variety of roles in the retail sector. For the last several years he has assisted Matthew Condon with his best selling accounts of Queensland's disturbing history of corruption, politics and policing. He is writing a memoir based on his experiences.