Media Release: Launceston Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Officer

The President of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce, Mr Tim Holder, today announced the new Executive Officer of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce.

“The Chamber is very pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Grose as our new Executive Officer,” said Mr Holder.

“The process to secure a new Executive Officer has been extensive, with the Chamber considering a number of excellent candidates.

“Neil’s strong business and communications background will be an asset for the Chamber as we move forward to a new era in Launceston with the City Deal, City Heart and the relocation of UTAS to the Inveresk precinct amongst many other promising developments.

“The Chamber of Commerce will be pivotal in ensuring these game-changing developments are successful, forming the foundations of a strong business future for Launceston.

“As a successful business owner himself, Neil understands the needs of business and how leadership, innovative thinking and proactive engagement are critical for fostering successful commercial activity,” said Mr Holder. 

Neil Grose is born and bred in northern Tasmania, growing up in Lilydale and attending Launceston Church Grammar School prior to completing a fine arts degree at the University of Tasmania. After working in a range of industries, Mr Grose returned to study, completing a Bachelor of Education before starting his tourism and publishing businesses.

Mr Grose developed the very successful Rainbow Lodge guided fishing tourism business in the Tasmanian Central Highlands before furthering his publishing career, which included two years based in Melbourne.

A change of pace in 2014 saw Mr Grose appointed as editor of the North Eastern Advertiser in Scottsdale before taking up a position with Dorset Council in 2016, where he was heavily involved in delivering the very successful Enduro World Series mountain bike event in April this year.

“This appointment is an exciting opportunity to be part of the strategic future of Launceston,” said Mr Grose.

“The Chamber of Commerce brings together the three key elements of developing Launceston’s future competitive advantage: knowledge, relationships and motivation. Combined with Launceston’s natural and built environments, the City Deal and City Heart and clearly Launceston is on the cusp of a very exciting future,” said Mr Grose.


Media Contacts

President, Tim Holder:                                 0419 031 488

Executive Officer, Neil Grose:   0407 879 941

21st August 2017


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