Mr Young has served as Max Petroleum’s President since February 2009 and as Chief Financial Officer since September 2006. He has over 20 years of experience in various financial roles in the oil and gas industry. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Whittier Energy Corporation, a NASDAQ listed oil and gas exploration and production company based in the United States from 2003 to August 2006. Mr Young also served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chaparral Resources, Inc., a US publicly traded company operating in the Republic of Kazakhstan, from 1998 until November 2002. Mr Young currently serves as Chairman of Alpha Houston, a non-profit organisation.