In 2008, the Rundle Mall Management Authority (RMMA) was formed as a semi-autonomous subsidiary of Adelaide City Council, creating a proactive strategic management group driven by the private business sector in partnership with the Adelaide City Council.
The RMMA delivers a range of marketing, advocacy, governance and strategic management services to improve short and medium term economic outcomes, and enhance the long-term sustainability of the Rundle Mall precinct.
Governed by a Board of Directors representing retail, property, business and Local Government, the RMMA Board meets monthly to improve and promote the Rundle Mall precinct. The RMMA Board is currently focused on activating the early evening economy within the Rundle Mall precinct and tourist precinct designation. The RMMA is managed by a General Manager and a small team of marketing, events and promotions specialists.
The Board of Management of the Rundle Mall Management Authority
Eric Granger - Chairperson
Eric has retail interests dating back to Rundle Street in 1973 and was previously the co-owner of Secrets Shhh in The Myer Centre. As a former GM of Mutual Community he also brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to see Rundle Mall remain as SA’s premier retail and lifestyle precinct.
Lord Mayor Martin Haese
Martin Haese was elected Lord Mayor in November 2014. Martin was the founder and owner of the successful Youthworks retail clothing chain, which had its first store in Regent Arcade. He also co-founded the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation in South Australia and has served on a number of boards, including the Adelaide Convention Bureau, Property Council of Australia’s Mainstreets Committee and the South Australian Youth Arts Board. Martin was the General Manager of the RMMA from 2010 to 2013, having also served previously as a Board Member from 2008 to 2009. For the past 10 years, Martin has also been the Director and CEO of Retail IQ, which he founded in 2005 to provide strategic retail advisory and education services for corporate and government clients.
Kate is a successful business owner with over 10 years of experience in event management, marketing, public relations and activation who has managed some of Adelaide’s biggest events. Kate’s experience in activating public spaces will be invaluable as the Rundle Mall Redevelopment Project comes to an end.
After spending more than 15 years working outside of South Australia in various leadership and retail marketing roles. Rob is currently General Manager Retail for Beaumont Tiles, Australia’s largest tile and bathroomware retailer with over 100 stores across Australia based in it’s National Support Office in Adelaide. Before Beaumont Tiles, Rob was Chief Executive Officer of Australian Retail Franchise Group (the parent company of Wendy's) the 200 plus store franchise system retailing ice cream, shakes and hotdogs across Australia and New Zealand.
Bruce Rippin - Deputy Chairperson
Bruce has extensive experience in the property development and business management areas having held a number of senior level management roles with high profile companies in the property sector. He is currently the Director of Urban Directions (Aust) Pty Ltd which specialises in providing development and strategic planning advice, project management and feasibility analysis expertise to public and private sector clients in respect to major urban development projects.
Natasha Malani has served on Adelaide City Council since 2010 as an Area Councillor and as Deputy Lord Mayor between January 2014 and January 2015. She has also represented the Council on the Capital City Committee, the Adelaide Convention Bureau Board, the SA Motor Sports Board and the Premier’s Taxi Council. Natasha manages her own consultancy called ‘Access India’, supporting Australian companies to develop market entry strategies into India. Prior to this she was the General Manager of the Australia India Business Council, former President of the Australia India Business Council (SA Chapter) and former Board Member of the Council for International Trade (SA).
David is a qualified and respected practicing architect who has expertise in placing urban design into a practical commercial realm as well as the creation of vibrant civic spaces. David is accredited as a Green Star Professional with the Green Building Council of Australia and is also acts as Treasurer for the Property Council’s SA Division and for Mainstreet SA.
Deborah has been involved in technology consulting for over 12 years and has recently merged her business to form Acuere, where she is the CEO. At Acuere, Deborah manages the business by developing corporate strategies and plans, marketing products and services, coordinating project activities and overall team cohesion. Her focus has been on High Performance Sales methodologies to complement the growing sales automation / CRM business. Acuere provides and implements a range of business management solutions from the world’s leading vendors, creating competitive advantage and efficiencies for business. Acuere has offices throughout Australia.
The Staff of the Rundle Mall Management Authority
Amanda is the youngest and first female General Manager of the Rundle Mall Management Authority. She brings a wealth of retail marketing knowledge to the role having held the position of Marketing & Events Consultant at the RMMA for almost four years and having previously worked with the Centro Properties across many areas of commercial property management. Amanda is a passionate South Australian who brings a wealth of experience and detailed knowledge of the precinct's 'Unfold Rundle Mall' brand having launched it in May 2015.
Abby coordinates Rundle Mall’s website, online campaigns and social media strategy. Abby also assists Amanda with marketing campaigns and UNFOLD Magazine.
Judith has worked with Adelaide City Council for over 15 years in a variety of roles. Judith currently coordinates all bookings and permits for Concession spaces in Rundle Mall and concessionaire enquiries. To increase your sales and customer base please contact Judith.
Nyssa is a Marketing Coordinator at Rundle Mall Management Authority. Nyssa supports Amanda in managing the precincts marketing campaign and events calendar.
Rundle Mall Security
Our goal is to provide you and your team with a safe and secure trading environment. Our friendly security team can be contacted on 0402 703 006 during the following hours: Monday to Thursday: 9am – 7.15pm; Fridays: 9am – 9:30pm; Saturdays: 9am – 6pm; Sundays: 11am – 5:30pm.
Mike oversees the day-to-day management of the Rundle Mall precinct and brings considerable planning, safety and policy experience to the team. With this experience Mike is able to assist with enquiries on Council processes when permits are required for matters such as outdoor dining and street occupation. Mike also provides further assistance and guidance in regards to development application processes and security enquiries.
Tania coordinates all bookings for product launches, charity events and public awareness programs. With discounted rates available for businesses operating within Rundle Mall, please contact Tania to discuss how we can help you reach thousands of potential customers.
Sue manages Rundle Mall Management’s accounts and administrative processes as well as provides support to the GM and the Board. For all of your general enquiries regarding Rundle Mall please contact Sue on 8203 7200.
Teall manages vehicle permits for Rundle Mall and will often be the first point of contact when dealing with the Rundle Mall Management Authority. For all of your general enquiries regarding Rundle Mall please contact Teall on 8203 7200.
Tamara is the Rundle Mall Stylist and consults from the Rundle Mall Styling Lounge in James Place. Contact Tamara on 0402 849 703 today to see how she can assist you.