Max Beck AM
Founder and major shareholder in the Becton Property Group. He began in business as an apprentice carpenter before starting a contract construction business in 1962 and then establishing Becton in 1976.
Until his retirement, from Becton, Max oversaw the company evolve from a small Melbourne-based property development and construction business into a national, diversified development and construction group specialising in high quality, leading edge residential and commercial projects, student accommodation, resort style retirement living, an Australian-wide property funds management division and jointly founding Australia's first hotel branded timeshare holiday club.
Max has a long, distinguished and ongoing involvement in charitable and community work and has held various honorary positions on Federal and State Government bodies and committees. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 for outstanding service to the building and construction industries.
In June 2006, Max was awarded The Member of the Order of Australia (AM) medal for his services to the construction and property development industries and to the community through fund raising and executive roles in a range of organisations and charities.
March 2009, Max was appointed by the Premier and Christine Nixon to Chair the Victorian Bushfire Advisory Reconstruction Board for the Black Saturday Bushfires.
April 2009 Max was awarded Life Membership status with the Victorian Olympic Council.
May 2009 received an Order of Merit from the Australian Olympic Committee.
Max is still active in property helping his family to become property developers in their own right.