In 2008, the Rundle Mall Management Authority (RMMA) was formed as a semi-autonomous subsidiary of City of Adelaide, creating a proactive strategic management group driven by the private business sector in partnership with the City of Adelaide.
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
Peter Joy - Chairperson
Peter brings a wealth of marketing and retail experience to the position, including starting up Adelaide advertising agency Jamshop, which boasts clients such as Mitsubishi Motors Australia, Harbour Town, OTR, Maggie Beer Products, SAHMRI and SA Water.
Rob McKay - Deputy Chairperson
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 bathroom-ware 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.
Fiona Krawczyk has been the Marketing Manager at Haigh’s Chocolates since 2012 and is a member of theiconic South Australian business’ executive team. Her board experience includes previous roles as Chairman of Limestone Coast Tourism and committee member for Variety SA. She has also held marketing roles with Rymill Coonawarra winery, the South Australian Tourism Commission, and Tea Tree Plaza / Tea Tree Plus shopping centres.
Fairlie is the Managing Director of property development and project management firm Cminus and Delcooke Property Group. She is a non-executive director of Junction Australia, fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and was previously a non-executive director of Unity Housing and commissioner for the State Planning Commission. Fairlie’s management experience includes being General Manager of Strategy and Innovation at Renewal SA and management roles at Citibank and Coca-Cola Amatil.
Cllr Franz Knoll
Franz with his family have owned Barossa Fine Foods for nearly 30 years and recently acquired Angelakis Bros, which jointly operate 17 stores under the Barossa Fine Foods, Standom and Angelakis brands. He has had 40 years’ experience in retail and management. Currently he is Chairman of the Northern Economic Leaders, Australian Meat Industry Smallgoods Council, member of the AMIC Board and elected as a Councillor of the City of Adelaide in 2018. Barossa Fine Foods is in the Family Business Hall of Fame, in 2012 Franz was honoured with the Bickford’s Food Industry Leaders Award, 2016 Telstra Medium Business Award South Australia, also numerous finalist awards and is the most awarded Smallgoods producer in Australia for the last 15 years. His passion is delivering experience and product excellence to consumers.
Deborah is a professional company director after a 30 year executive career. Deborah has held a number of senior financial controller and company secretarial roles, including 5+ years she was a partner in an accounting firm. She was CEO of a national technology based company that bought together leadership, strategic thinking and risk. Deborah is the founder and Chair of Acuere, a business which helps companies increase sales revenue through sales & marketing strategy, implementation of sales methodologies and technology.
Kate is a social media entrepreneur, a consultant to festivals, events, universities and the government sector, and she also sits the Board of Adelaide Crows Football Club. As a former Director of the Adelaide Festival and Telstra Businesswoman of the year, there is no doubt that Kate’s appointment will bring energy and excitement to the Rundle Mall precinct.
Staff of the Rundle Mall Management
Johanna Williams - General Manager
Vanessa Williams - Executive Support Coordinator
Lauren Jones - Executive Assistant
Kimberley Whittle - Retail Operations & Activations Manager
Tania De Palma - Brands & Activations Coordinator
Daniella Hopkins - Operations & Activations Coordinator
Nicola Smith - Marketing & Events Manager
Abby Feltrin - Marketing & Events Coordinator
Angelica Sculli - Marketing & Digital Coordinator
Tessa Thomas - Events Coordinator
Julia Mumford - Activations Assistant
Sandra Caruso - Marketing & Events Coordinator