Dr Porter is the CEO of BEAMA, the trade body for the UK electrical and allied manufacturing industry, and has been in this post for 13 years. Amongst his many roles he has previously chaired the European Industry organisation ORGALIM and chaired reviews into energy efficiency for the UK Government. Currently he is a member of the UK Government’s Net Zero Buildings Council, the Electric Vehicle Energy Task Force, and chairs EURIS, the manufacturers organisation monitoring and advising Government on Post Brexit policies. He has a particular expertise in energy and the use of energy, with DPhil in the energy efficiency of housing, and an early career in research at the Building Research Establishment.