Rob Porter returned to Airservices Australia in January 2019 to take on the role of Executive General Manager Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS). ARFFS spans a team of more than 1000 professional fire fighters, emergency vehicle technicians and support staff located at 26 of Australia’s busiest airports.
Rob Porter’s more than 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry includes almost two decades with Airservices ARFFS in operations, progressing from aviation fire fighter to Chief Fire Officer. Following Airservices, Rob spent 11 years managing operations at busy regional Queensland airports in Mackay and the Gold Coast. He has actively contributed to local business communities as chair of Mackay Tourism and Mackay Stadium, as well as supporting the Australian Airports Association as Queensland Director and Deputy Board Chair.
Rob Porter is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Rob Porter is a Member of the Champions of Change Fire & Emergency Group which was established in 2017 in partnership with the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC). The group includes Chief Executives and Commissioners leading more than 30 agencies responsible for fire, emergency and land management services across Australia and New Zealand. The group is committed to advancing gender equity, inclusive cultures and achieving significant and sustainable improvements in the representation of women in their workplaces.