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

Janet Kake - President

Janet is fifth generation in Noosa, from Kin Kin, the Bunney's and Playfords.  She moved to Brisbane in later years and started her own real estate company in 1995, buying a building in Toowong and employing 40 sales people.  She educated them in property and sales.  Janet sold over one billion dollars of property by caring about people, bringing key people together and understanding simple sales systems.  For the past 16 years Janet has resided on 43 acres on the Cooroy Mountain with her daughter and horses and is dedicated to supporting the Noosa people both in town and the hinterland.  Since 1995 Janet works with business to improve their bottom line through simple sales systems and her company Prime Science of Selling.  Janet also hosts many events including Fashionable Business Networking and Sales Congress NOOSA.  Her commitment to Noosa Chamber of Commerce is strong and her passion for the Noosa environment is overwhelming.

Conrad Voss - Treasurer

I am a dynamic, innovative financial services professional with expertise in strategic planning, business development, client engagement/segmentation, stakeholder management, customer service design and delivery and operational management including financial planning, member contact and investments, human resources and marketing.

Prior to my current role of General Manager at Stream Financial/Advisory I was Manager Business/ Employer Services at Tasplan, the Head of Advice/ Manager of Financial Services at the Retirement Benefits Fund Board (RBF). I held a Senior Financial Planning role with Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees Ltd, Financial Planner at BT Financial Group/Westpac, Investment Manager at Synergy Capital Management and was the Chief Operations Officer for Enterprise Marketing and Research Services. My experience has provided me with an outstanding customer focus, exceptional financial and risk management capabilities and a proven ability to increase revenue and performance. I have held positions on several boards achieving some amazing outcomes.

My broad business background in both the private sector and state government environment has given me strong communication and influencing skills as well as analytical, problem solving and change management abilities. I am passionate about people development, mentoring staff and creating a positive, motivating work environment.

Connect here: 
Stream Financial 0434 144 431


Melanie Primmer - Secretary

Memories of idyllic childhood holidays spent at my grandparent’s property in Cooran in the northern
Sunshine Coast hinterland, were the driving force behind my decision to relocate to the Sunshine
Coast many years ago…and I’ve never looked back, only forward.
I have a long history with property from the role of assistant to real estate agent with training by
Janet Kake (now President of the Noosa Chamber of Commerce). I am now operating as in
independent real estate agent here in Noosa Heads.
Attracted to the industry through my passion for property and community, I love the multi-faceted
and fast pace of a day in the life of an agent…in fact, I revel in it. I am ever mindful that I am dealing
with the emotions of people parting with their most valuable asset and moving on with their lives, I
am a compassionate listener and have an irrevocable commitment to honest communication.
What particularly stands out for me about the Noosa Business Community is the unwavering
commitment to delivering excellent service, above and beyond the industry standard. Janet Kake
and the Noosa Chamber of Commerce and Industry have worked so hard to position the
management committee at the top of the business community, and ensure the Chamber members
emulate their example, assisted by inspiring mentors.
I live at Sunshine Beach with my children and partner Rob, and when not working, I love nothing
more than ambling along Noosa’s main beach at sunset with my family. I embrace a well balanced
mix between work and family, and also am an aficionado of social media. I am currently studying
Law and the University of Southern Queensland with my intention to specialise in the real estate and
business industries.
So, if you are looking for a highly organised and efficient agent with a personality that understands
people, I may very well just be the agent you are looking for. You can contact me directly on 0448
966 867.

Brad Corby - Vice President

Murray Brown - Committee Member

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.

Darren Walters - Enviroment Officer

Darren started his company Ecotekk in 2015, after 15 years’ experience in Resort Management, the last 3 years as General Manager of Australis Noosa Lakes Resort. Recognising a need for a more sustainable business framework Ecotekk was formed, with a focus on reducing energy and environmental cost and offering Resorts with new and unique products and services to lessen their carbon footprint.

Ecotekk has grown in the last year to incorporate Noosa Electric Bikes: Hire, Tour and Sales to offer tourists an eco-friendly way to experience Noosa.

Darren’s exceptional flair for networking, innovative business ideas and enthusiasm has led him to hold positions on various business and community boards that focus on Sustainability, Tourism, the Noosa Biosphere and its future, as well as being a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2017.

Emma Tomlinson - Youth Committee Member

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