Committee

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

Rob Neely

President

Rob Neely has been a full time Noosa resident since 2006, after originally visiting the town in 1974 and then basing himself here from 1982 on a semi-permanent basis.

Rob has a background in Hospitality and headed up his family’s Hotel Group for 20 years with a widely diversified group of entertainment assets. During that time he served as Vice President of the Night Club Owners Association of Australia for 10 years and held positions on many Federal and State Govt Committees regarding the mitigation and prevention of Alcohol related issues. Rob was the founding force of and brought Responsible Service of Alcohol and the Designated Driver to Australia in the early 90’s.

After divesting the Hotel assets, he then studied Animal Science and founded a National Stockfeed Company with his wife which he then took international with offices in Kansas City, New York, London, Budapest and New Zealand.

He has been an active community member and has held committee roles at the Gympie Aero Club, Noosa Heads and Peregian Surf Clubs, Noosa Hinterland Residents Association Inc and is a active Angel Flight Pilot.

Rob is now semi-retired but active in the start-up space and is working with Blockchain related apps for the financial services industry.

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 1970 and enjoys both bush and beach living, horse riding in the Noosa trails and boating in the Noosa River and behond.   Janet has three Children, three Grand Children, four horses and a very large family.