Max Gove joined MAF as a pilot, with his wife, Susan, in October 1971. They served for 12 years in Ethiopia and Kenya before returning to the UK with their 4 daughters. For the next 30+ years, Max filled various senior leadership and management roles for MAF before retiring from full-time work in April 2015. Max was involved in opening new flight programmes in Madagascar, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Uganda, Namibia, Timor Leste and Liberia and re-opened Ethiopia and South Sudan. Also researched Comoro Islands, Chad, Cambodia, South Africa, and Nepal.
Max and Sue live in Canterbury and are heavily involved in Barton Church where Max also serves as one of the youth leaders.