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Franz Knoll

Strategic planning, food retailing and manufacturing, acquisitions, governance, culture, marketing, exit and succession planning, mentoring.


  • Management-
  • Relationships-
  • Exit/Succession-
  • Import/Export-
  • Marketing-
  • Governance-


  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and rural-
  • Manufacturing-
  • Retail trade-
  • Public administration inc. Government relationships-
  • Wholesale trade-

Spoken Languages:

  • English-
  • German-

State: South Australia

Primary Locations:

  • Family Business Association (FBA) voucher bookings only.-

Locations by request:

  • Adelaide-
  • (I am available in and around Adelaide during business hours)

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (South Australia) or by Phone and online

I can also deliver mentoring by phone and online

Current Occupation:

Company Director, chairman 3 boards, Board member 2 positions

Detailed CV:


Franz has 40 years experience in the food industry across management, manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing. Strategically growing Barossa Fine Foods over 32 years successfully transitioning the management to the next generation. The business successfully acquired multiple businesses that supported the company to grow in a mature highly regulated market., he has been recognised with the Bickfords Food Industry Leaders Award 2012, South Australian Telstra Medium Business Award 2016, Honorary AMIC Master Butcher 2018, Sausage King Hall of Fame 2020 Telstra Business Awards Judge 2022 and numerous quality and product awards.

Business excellence is the hallmark of his management style and philosophy, mentoring and developing the skills within his businesses.Franz focuses on research and development and analysing competitive advantage, innovating with technological advances creating defensible strategic capabilities. Through setting clear goals, mission and values  has been able to create strong company culture and commitment from factory and shop floors to senior management to have a unified purpose in a shared future.

Through his 25 years in community and industry board roles  has created extensive positive connections with leaders and governments to engage businesses and represent their interests in helping shape future commercial opportunities across a range of industry sectors. Franz has mentored individuals  to support their personal and business development.

Summary Business Roles.

Knoll Consultants & Investments Pty Ltd. SA 

Barossa Fine Foods, Angelakis Brothers, Standom Smallgoods  1991- Present     Director/Owner           

City of Adelaide 2018- 2022    Area Councillor, Rundle Mall Management Authority board 2019-2020, Audit & Risk Committee 2022

 1986-1991                                           Multiple management positions in the Northern Territory and New South Wales

Bavaria Smallgoods SA                   

1972-1986                                        Family Business positions across production and sales management 



  • Certificate of Management
  • Master Butcher