"Andrew's long-running expertise in startups, fintech, and also cryptocurrency made him an ideal candidate to take up the reins and lead the organisation into the future."
Porter brings more than two decades of experience in the financial services sector to FinTech Australia.
He most recently worked as chief investment officer at Aventine Capital, and was previously chief revenue officer and ANZ country manager at TransferMate, managing director at WorldFirst, a senior manager at OFX, and a foreign exchange dealer at Travelex.
Porter holds a bachelor's degree in politics and modern history from Macquarie University, and a diploma of financial markets from FINISIA.
"It is a huge honour to lead and represent one of Australia's key voices and influencers in the vitally important fintech industry. I have been given the opportunity to give back to the industry I have loved being a part of from its earliest days, and to help foster its growth at a critically innovative juncture," said Porter.
"Thanks to FinTech Australia's impressive membership base and its list of highly accomplished members, I'm excited about the organisation's capacity to serve as an unrivalled hub for supporting mentorship across the industry."
"I also believe FinTech Australia can lead the way in defining fintech as a career path from high school through to tertiary education This is key to supporting a stronger and more innovative local fintech industry, which is vital for the growth of the Australian economy."