Max is one of Australia’s most experienced waste management executives. Beginning with Pioneer Concrete in 1971 Max held management positions in the construction material industry in the UK, South Africa, Italy and Australia after which he transferred to the environmental engineering sector in 1989.
Between 1989-2005 Max held several senior roles in the Australian waste management industry including CEO of BFI/SITA from 1994 to 2001. Max formed Blackwood I&I Consultancy in 2005 and has contributed to waste planning and implementation projects across Australia and SE Asia. Prior to establishing the NWRIC in 2017, he was a senior project manager with Veolia Environmental Services.