Dr Don Stammer was described in the Australian Financial Review as “one of the doyens of economics in Australia”. Until 2001 Don was Director, Investment Strategy, Deutsche Bank Australia. Don has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an economist.

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

Currently Don is Chairman of Praemium Limited and non-executive director of ING Private Equity Access Limited. He is a director of two New Zealand fund management groups. Don also serves on the advisory board of the Third Link Growth Fund and chairs the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute.

Over recent years, Don was a director of ING Australia Holdings Limited for 10 years, and for five years a chair of the three-listed ING property trusts, Chairman of a subsidiary group, Armstrong Jones New Zealand, and the Chair of Investment Committee of Optimix. He was also Chairman of Mosaic Oil NL and Chairman of Novera Energy Limited. He is past Chairman of Earth Sanctuaries Limited and a director of SIRIS Limited (Sustainable Investment Research Institute).

He is a past Chairman of the Australia Korea Foundation, a body set up by the Australian Government to improve mutual understanding and trade flows between Australia and the Republic of Korea.

Dr Don Stammer studied economics at the University of New England, where he gained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Master of Arts (Honours). In 1968 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the Australian National University.

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 when he also taught a course on capital markets.