Ross Tilly

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 Advisor (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.

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Ross Tilly
Principal Trade and Investment Officer (TradeStart Advisor)

Kelly Lambert

Senior Trade and Investment Officer, Sunshine Coast

Kelly offers comprehensive advice and support to export-ready businesses on the Sunshine Coast, spanning all sectors and industries. With 18 years of experience in various Queensland Government agencies, including the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Water; the Department of State Development; and the Office of the Deputy Treasurer, Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive professional networks in both government and the private sector. She has successfully facilitated major investment-attraction projects for the state. 

Kelly specialises in investment support, working with local businesses seeking to expand their offerings and capabilities through new investments. She has particular focus supporting projects in the food and beverage, health, education, digital technologies, cleantech, and commercial construction industries.

Kelly Lambert
Senior Trade and Investment Officer

Sunshine Coast Office

Suite 105.9, Level 1
Kon Tiki Business Centre - Tower 2 
55 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore
Queensland, 4558