Committee

The Noosa Chamber of Commerce and Industry committee is a team of dedicated volunteers who are committed to advancing local businesses.
Murray Brown

Murray Brown

President

I have lived on the top end of the Sunshine Coast (Doonan, Eumundi) for 40 years in 1987 began my real estate career, in 1989 we created Hinternoosa which we sold 2018, to allow me time to develop Noosa Forest Park Biosphere (NFPB). NFPB promotes community enterprise, nature based tourism and agribusiness.  I was a founding director and I’m a shareholder of SCFS Bendigo community bank, this really brought home to me the benefit of community enterprise.

When our little bank started many years ago we set an achievable target of a $1 billion book. SCFC now has 4 branches (2 freehold) on Sunny Coast. 2019 book is over $450 million will hit $1/2 billion in 2020 halfway to our unachievable target. SCFC put over $1 million back into the community by way of direct cash grants to clubs and community organisations. The NFPB brand is designed to promote all things local, hopefully it will one-day be instantly recognisable as a conduit between the consumer and the producer for clean green produce services and more.

NFPB promotes local produce through paddock to the plate transactions, putting the consumer in touch with the local farmer. Facilitates other community enterprise, micro grid power, farm stays, ecotourism and more.  Integrated into NFPB is Planet Forward a not-for-profit, as the name suggests it’s designed to make our footprint on earth a little bit lighter so our lifestyle will be sustainable and in time our environment may improve.

Janis Glassop

Janis Glassop

Committee Member

Janis has worked in the Financial Services industry for many years, she has drive and commitment to ensure her clients receive the best possible service with a minimum of fuss, and is a passionate Financial Planner who specialises in assisting her clients through the maze of requirements when claiming against their personal insurance policies.

Janis has dedicated a good portion of her adult life to Human Services, which stems from raising 2 children with disabilities. Her daughter Jenni, lives in Tewantin and is supported by Wesley Care in a group home, and the quality of care in these situations is of paramount importance to Janis. She has been on the board of many charitable foundations and has also instigated support groups for individuals with disabilities. She is regularly raising funds for different charities and sees this as a fun and exciting way to be active in the community.

She has been referred to as a ‘Serial Helper” and brings this passion to the Chamber with a vision for the Noosa CCIQ to be a force to be reckoned with when representing the needs of our local businesses and community groups.

Janis lives in Eumundi with her husband Ray, her stepchildren Daniel & Jessie, and her lovable dogs Alfie & Louie.

Emma Tomlinson

Emma Tomlinson

Youth Committee Member

Current and founding CEO of EBT Music (Emma Bridget Tomlinson Music). Australian singer/songwriter as well as actor, dancer and model with Faye Rolph Agency. Musician Youth Mentor of the Youth Committee for Noosa and a board member of the Noosa Chamber of Commerce.

I currently study as a full-time university student at the University of Sunshine Coast, completing already first year of the 3 year course and am now a second year student; a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in music and minoring in drama. I have during my time at university been accepted as a general board member of the Student Guild and have become an ambassador for Autism Queensland. I am recognised as a high performance music student in the new program at USC called the High Performance Student Music Program for aspiring passionate and tenacious musicians like myself who are recognised for their abilities, passions, tenacity and dedication.

Recently I have been performing at major events around the coast such as Noosa Alive Festival, producing my own concert OPERA FUNK conducting 4 concerts including ins NOOSA Alive 2019 and have been on the front cover of Noosa Life Magazine and Artwork on the front cover IN NOOSA MAGAZINE, all in one month. As a music mentor of Noosa/sunshine coast with the buddy system that is being created, I aspire to help young women as well as men and students aspire and find their path and passion by sharing my experience and guidance into helping them focus on who they want to be and want to become.

I Professionally perform every weekend regularly at View Restaurant at Noosa Peppers resort & Villa’s, Zachary’s Gourmet Pizza bar in hasting’s Street; Noosa Heads, and the Sofitel in Noosa Heads. In regards to being a mentor, I believe successfully being different makes a difference. Successfully I have been granted the RADF grant from Noosa Shire Council and will be releasing my first EP in January/February 2020 which will be the biggest career goal I will have ever made, yet there is more to come.

    

Janet Kake

Janet Kake

Committee Member, Events

Janet was President of Noosa Chamber from November 2018 to January 2020 and is passionate about the people of Noosa and the Chamber of Commerce.

Janet is fifth generation Noosa.  She grew up here and then moved to Brisbane with her family and spent her early adult years in Brisbane working in the insurance and then real estate field.  Janet started her own company in Toowong in 1995, employing and training around 40 people in property sales, sourcing development land for developers then selling the end product. She then returned to the Noosa area in 2004 to raise her daughter and continued writing, training and implementing sales systems for companies in Australia, New Zealand and America from her 43 acres on the Cooroy Mountain with her horses. Janet also resides in her home in Tewantin which her Grandparents built in 1980 and enjoys both bush and beach living, horse riding in the Noosa trails and boating in the Noosa River.   Janet has three Children, three Grand Children, four horses and a very large family.