Max Goulden

Max Goulden

Managing Director

Max is Managing Director of Macalister Elliott and Partners Ltd and responsible for oversight of the whole business. Max has worked in the fisheries and aquaculture sector for over 12 years and has a wide-ranging knowledge of both industries. Before joining MEP, Max worked in the investment banking sector for Credit Suisse in a variety of financing roles including M&A and derivative trading. He then joined MEPs sister company Control Union (UK) Limited and led the development of its current fisheries and aquaculture certification business. As a result, Max has a deep understanding of certification standards in both sectors and has recently helped develop new social auditing schemes in Thailand and Indonesia.

Since then and aided by his MSc in Aquaculture from Stirling University, Max has worked predominantly in the aquaculture sector. His main specialisms are the completion of due diligence and feasibility-based assessments and also aquaculture-based insurance claims. Helped by his background in finance, Max is able to develop financial modelling options for clients and is also experienced in commercial and business-based planning for fisheries and aquaculture-based operations. His career has seen him working all around the globe with particularly strong experience in Oman, Turkey, Mozambique, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Falkland Islands (to name a few!).

Specialises in:

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Traceability
  • Sustainable development of market chains
  • Due diligence assessments (particularly within aquaculture)
  • Business sector planning

Regions worked in:

  • United Kingdom
  • Middle East
  • East Africa
  • West Africa
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • East Asia
  • Pacific Islands