Dr Don Stammer is enjoying his fourth career. The first was as an academic. Second was a decade spent in central 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.
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, holding senior positions in turn in the Bank's Research Department and its Banking and Finance Department.
From 1981 to 2001, Don was Chief Economist/Director of Investment Strategy for Deutsche Bank and its predecessor Bain & Company. Over those two decades, he gave almost 9,000 presentations on the economy and investment markets.
While a director of Deutsche Bank/Bain & Company, Don was for ten years (1981 to 1990) a visiting professor at the Australian Graduate School of Management where he taught a course on capital markets.
Currently he is Chairman of Praemium Limited (a company which listed happily on the ASX on May 11) and non-executive director of ING Private Equity Access Limited. As well, Don chairs the Australia-Korea Foundation, a body set up by the Australian Government to improve mutual understanding between Australia and Korea.
Don has also served as Chairman of three listed property trusts: ING Industrial Fund, ING Office Fund and ING Real Estate Entertainment Fund, he was Chairman of Tribeca Learning Limited prior to that company's recent purchase by the Washington Post Group and he was Chairman of Mosaic Oil from 2001 through to 2006.
From 1987 to 2006, he contributed a fortnightly column to BRW. Until recently 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.