Max Thompson

Principal Risk Consultant

Max is a Chemical Engineer with more than four decades of expertise in managing risks and ensuring process safety. Before joining R4Risk, Max was a manager with a major chemicals manufacturer and has been involved in the development and maintenance of Safety Cases for Major Hazard Facilities. Max has a wealth of experience in a wide range of risk assessment techniques across various industries.

With his in depth understanding of Major Hazard Facilities, Max prepared Safety Cases for Orica / Ixom in multiple jurisdictions throughout Australia and New Zealand. As part of this, Max was also responsible for conducting audits and other assessments to validate the effectiveness of risk management controls and the overall Safety Case in managing the risks from Major Incidents.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Distinction, RMIT

  • PhD (Chemical Engineering) University of Sydney

  • Chartered Chemical Engineer