Principal Trade and Investment Officer, Sunshine Coast (TradeStart Advisor)
Ross Tilly has an agricultural upbringing and studied Business and Marketing at the University of Southern Queensland. Prior to joining Trade and Investment Queensland he managed his own manufacturing business for 5 years, including exporting products to several markets and investigated a joint venture operation in central China. Ross is also a past graduate of AICD Company Directors program and AsiaLink Business – Asia Leaders program in 2016.
After selling his business, Ross returned to the family earth-moving equipment business in Toowoomba. Since then, he has held a range of regional management roles in human services and government including State Development, Enterprise Connect and joined Trade and Investment Queensland in 2011.
Based on the Sunshine Coast as both a Tradestart Adviser (Austrade) and Trade and Investment’s Principal Trade and Investment Officer for the region, Ross is actively involved in promoting Sunshine Coast’s exporting offerings which include processed foods, education services, clean-tech technology and agribusiness services. Ross also supports investment attraction, with the Sunshine Coast well positioned to attract investment around health, tourism and construction industries.
Principal Trade and Investment Officer
Mob: +61 403 580 016
Senior Trade and Investment Officer, Sunshine Coast
Kelly provides advice and support to export-ready businesses in the Sunshine Coast region. Kelly also worked in Brisbane for several years, including on major investment-attraction projects.
Kelly’s early career included more than a decade in various roles for other Queensland Government agencies, including the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Water; the Department of State Development; and the Office of the Deputy Treasurer. She combines an in-depth knowledge of business needs with strong professional networks in government and the private sector.
Senior Trade and Investment Officer
Mob: +61 457 767 935
Sunshine Coast Office
Suite 105.9, Level 1
Kon Tiki Business Centre - Tower 2
55 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore