Launceston Chamber of Commerce employs staff members who implement the priorities of the Members, via the Board.
Mr. Neil Grose, Executive Officer
Mr. Neil Grose took on the role of Executive Officer at the Launceston Chamber of Commerce in September 2017.
Neil comes from a small business background with a wealth of experience in communications, media and the arts and holds a Fine Arts & Education Degree.
Growing up in Lilydale, in Northern Tasmania; Neil attended Launceston Church Grammar School prior to completing his degree at the University of Tasmania.
After several years of working in various industries, Neil returned to study, completing a Bachelor of Education before starting his tourism and publishing businesses.
Neil developed the successful Rainbow Lodge guided fishing tourism business in the Tasmanian Central Highlands before furthering his publishing career, which included 2 years based in Melbourne.
A change of pace in 2014 saw Mr Grose appointed as editor of the North Eastern Advertiser in Scottsdale, where he grew both circulation and advertising revenue. In 2016, Neil was appointed Economic Development Manager of Dorset Council. Neil was heavily involved in delivering the very successful and globally recognised Enduro World Series mountain bike event in April this year.
Neil is a passionate believer in a bright and prosperous economic and social future for our magnificent city & region & his primary focus is to ensure the business of the Chamber is well-managed and to ensure that member events and services are delivered to a very high standard.
Miss Genevieve Cooley, Project Coordinator
Genevieve joined the Launceston Chamber of Commerce staff in September 2016.
A Launceston native, she moved to Hobart to complete her studies at the University of Tasmania, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Laws (with Honours in Law) in 2014. After working some time in various administrative roles at the University of Tasmania, she made the move to the United Kingdom to work as a Tutorial Administrator at Jesus College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge.
In early 2016, she fulfilled one of her life-long ambitions, moving to Boston, Massachusetts to undertake studies at Harvard University, residing in Quincy House. She completed studies in management, law, government and politics, passing with great distinction. Not long after, home called again and she moved back to Launceston, joining the Launceston Chamber of Commerce soon after.
With a passion for politics and policy, and a flair for strategic partnerships and relations, Genevieve manages the day-to-day aspects of membership and office administration, events organisation and providing support to the Chamber Executive, Board and constituent committees; & is a former director of the Northern Young Professionals Network. She also, wherever her busy schedule allows, is involved with special projects managed or auspiced by the Chamber.
Genevieve is the person you will speak to whenever you call or email the Chamber, and is always able to help with any Chamber enquiry, get an event in motion or offer a friendly ear regarding commercial or political issues occurring in and around Launceston and determining how the Chamber could help. Whether you are prospective member, a current member or need assistance with your business with the Chamber, Genevieve is always available and willing to help.