Max is an England and Wales qualified solicitor specialised in maritime law, with over thirty years’ experience working in the shipping industry. He commenced his career owning and operating ships and managing one of the largest ship agency businesses in Malta. In London, Max worked in the shipping litigation and ship finance departments of a large international law firm, before setting up his own practice in Malta, which offered a mix of ship operations, shipbroking and legal services. Max then worked for the Government of New Zealand, where he was Head of Delegation to the IMO Legal Committee, the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds and the ILO Maritime Labour Convention Special Tripartite Committee.
Max is currently the Director of the National Maritime Affairs Secretariat of the Cayman Islands Government, where he represents the Government at international fora, oversees the implementation of the National Maritime Strategy as well as the holistic development of the Cayman Islands’ maritime sector.
Max has a degree in Shipping Operations and a Masters in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. He is also a chartered shipbroker and a Member of the London Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Max has a keen interest in seafarer rights and played a significant part in securing agreement on some of the latest amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention.