Speakers Profile - Don Stammer

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Dr Don Stammer is in his fourth career. The first was as an academic. Second was a decade spent in cental banking. Then came long period as an investment banker, concentrating on matters relating to investments and funds management. And Dons current and fourth - career is as a company director and commentator on investment markets.

Don taught economics and finance at the University of New England and the Australian National University prior to 1971 when he moved to the Reserve Bank of Australia. Subsequently, he was the Chief Economist/Director of Investment Strategy for Deutsche Bank Australia and its predecessor Bain & Company.

Don was a director of ING in Australia for ten years and for five years was Chairman of three ING listed property trusts

Currently he is Chairman of Praemium Limited and non-executive director of ING Private Equity Access Limited. Don also serves on the advisory board of the Third Link Growth Fund and chairs the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute.

From 1987 to 2006, he contributed a fortnightly column on the economy and investments to Business Review Weekly. Until 2001, he made a weekly broadcast on the Australian economy and share market for the BBC World Service and he contributed a regular column to the Japanese financial newspaper the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

He now writes a weekly column on investments for the Wealth Supplement of The Australian.