Kevin Porter - Deputy Director
Kevin Porter HonRCM is Deputy Director at the Royal College of Music in London.
He was educated at the universities of Massachusetts, and the Institute of Education where, in 1997, he took an MA in Higher and Professional Education. He has worked as an academic administrator since 1985.
His early career was in quality assurance, first at the University of East London and then for the Council for National Academic Awards. He then moved to London Guildhall University (now part of London Metropolitan University) where he worked in governance and academic policy, as well as Quality Assurance.
He was appointed Academic Registrar of the Royal College of Music in 1994, then Secretary and Registrar in 1998, becoming Director of Academic & Administrative Affairs in 2006, Director of Operations in 2008 and Deputy Director in 2009.
Aside from his work for the RCM, Kevin is a Coordinating Reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, supports the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education as an International Associate, and is a Specialist Assessor for the Association of University Administrators Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice.
He is a member of the Board of Kingston City Group internal audit consortium and was a member of HEFCE's TRAC(T) Steering Group which developed the costing methodology for teaching. From the late 1990s to 2007 he was Chairman of the Conservatories UK Academic Administration Committee (and of its predecessor committees under the Federation of British Conservatoires).
He also chaired the Conservatoires UK initiative to develop a new admissions service for conservatoires, UCAS Conservatoires, launched in 2005.
He has published on conservatoire management in the journal Studies in Higher Education: 'Management in the Conservatoire of the Future: administering or leading?'