Ross Tilly

Principal Trade and Investment Officer (TradeStart Advisor)

Ross Tilly has an agricultural upbringing and studied Business and Marketing at the University of Southern Queensland. Prior to joining TIQ he managed his own manufacturing business for five 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.

Ross Tilly Trade and Investment Officer TIQ

Kelly Lambert

Project Officer

Kelly provides advice and support to export-ready businesses in the Sunshine Coast region.

Prior to this role, Kelly worked with TIQ in Brisbane for several years, including on major investment-attraction projects. Her experience also includes 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.

Kelly grew up on the Sunshine Coast, and has seen firsthand the region’s economic growth and the growing opportunities for local enterprises to export their products and do business in international markets.

She combines in-depth knowledge of the Sunshine Coast business community with strong professional networks in government and the private sector.

Kelly Lambert Trade and Investment Officer TIQ

TIQ office Sunshine Coast

Level 2, 100 Sportsmans Parade
Bokarina QLD 4575

Ross Tilly
Principal Trade and Investment Officer (TradeStart Advisor)
Tel: +61 7 5413 7501
Mob: +61 403 580 016
Email: ross.tilly@tiq.qld.gov.au

Kelly Lambert
Project Officer
Tel: +61 7 5413 7502
Mob: +61 457 767 935
Email: kelly.lambert@tiq.qld.gov.au