Max rents with his partner Jo and cat Lulu in Woolloongabba. He was born in the Mater hospital in Brisbane and grew up in West End, Highgate Hill and Kangaroo Point.
Before being the candidate for Griffith, Max worked for the National Tertiary Education Union helping with casual and contract research and admin workers to better organise and improve their rights. He has worked as a call centre worker, after school care worker and has a degree in History from the University of Queensland.
In 2016 Max was campaign manager to Jonathan Sri’s successful Gabba Ward Campaign and since then has been campaign manager for the Queensland Greens 2017 and 2020 state elections, where the party successfully elected Michael Berkman and Amy MacMahon. He was also responsible for drafting the party’s election platform in both elections.