Dick has served in various roles within British Educational Travel Association (BETA) since foundation in 2003, holding role of Chairman for a number of years before becoming Honorary President.
Dick Porter spent most of his travel career at STA Travel being there from its foundation for 35 years mainly as CEO until 2011 by which time it covered 100 countries as the major global specialist in student and young travel. He was involved in many other travel businesses as Director or Stakeholder and retains interests. He is founding Chair of The Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce and so centrally involved in the recent UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
He has a number of other roles in the Australian community in the UK. He has been heavily involved in education and is a Honorary Fellow of University College London (UCL) as well as holding an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Australia both for his strategic work in the field of travel for education. He is a Patron of our Member Royal Maritime Museum Greenwich. He has a number of other business interests in London. He recently was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) as recognition for his work in helping UK Australian ties.