Our Board


John Bond

Executive Chairman

John is a founding Director of Primewest and has been instrumental in its growth and development. His background spans law, investment banking as well as property investment and development. As a professional property investor, he has over 30 years’ experience in negotiating acquisitions, overseeing the development of properties and asset management.

Along with his fellow Directors, John guides the Primewest team in all aspects of the business. John’s hands on approach affords Primewest a competitive and agile approach to delivering high quality outcomes. Since 1990 John has been instrumental in delivering exceptional property and community outcomes across residential and commercial sectors.

John is a qualified solicitor and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Corporate Member of the Property Council. He is Chairman of two charities, being Australian Doctors for Africa and The Fathering Project. John is also a Board member of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation.

John is a responsible manager under the AFSL.

Erin Flaherty

Independent Non-Executive Director

Erin is an experienced company director. Her business career has spanned 30 years in both private and Government sectors. She commenced practice as a lawyer in Western Australia in 1983 specialising in resources and finance before joining the finance and commercial property group at international law firm Baker & McKenzie in 1985.

She was corporate counsel and subsequently Australian director for Parker & Parsley Petroleum in 1992 and continued in that role until her appointment as commercial manager for Reliance Rail in 2008. In 2012 Erin joined the newly formed advisory body, Infrastructure NSW and was a founding member of the Sydney Metro Authority Board.

In 2016 Erin was appointed as a Guardian of Board of the Future Fund. The Future Fund Board manages five public asset funds with specific purposes of which the Future Fund (with assets of approximately $145.8 billion), is the largest.

Erin recently joined the Board of Moorebank Intermodal Company and is also a Trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust. She sits on the Board of the NSW Police Citizens Youth Clubs and is on the Risk and Governance Committee and Infrastructure Committee.

She holds a Masters in Law, a Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Erin joined the Board in October 2019.

Hamish Beck

Independent Non-Executive Director

Hamish is the Managing Director of Beck Advisory and Property Australia Management (PAM), the dedicated asset management division of Beck Advisory. He founded Beck Advisory in 2000 and PAM in 2008, following a successful career in the Australian property industry for some of WA’s largest development and construction companies.

Hamish is also Chairperson of the Swan River Trust, Deputy Chairperson of the Rottnest Island Authority, Member of the Central Perth Planning Committee, and Board Member of the Western Australian Maritime Museum Advisory Committee. In addition, he is an advisor to various institutional groups.

Hamish joined the Board in October 2019.

David Schwartz

Managing Director

David is a founding Director of Primewest and has been instrumental in its growth and development. David is a professional property investor with 25 years’ experience in negotiating acquisitions and overseeing the development of properties. He is a Non-Executive Director of Schaffer Corporation Ltd.

Over the past 40 years David has been involved in many different businesses including retail, manufacturing and distribution. His property investments have been strongly focused on retail and commercial developments.

David is a responsible manager under the AFSL.

Jim Litis

Executive Director

Jim is a founding Director of Primewest, (1995)

Having experienced forty years in the property industry in Australia, Jim is an influential and well respected figure and mentor. His expertise include the acquisition, development and management of retail and large format retail properties, and purchasing and renovating heritage buildings in Perth’s CBD. His vast knowledge of the retail industry has given him a unique insight and outlook when sourcing investment properties and opportunities for investors. Jim’s first foray into retail was opening his own Hi Fi store in the early 70’s.

Holding a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) from Curtin University in Western Australia, Jim’s interest in Science continues today and is fulfilled through his long term association and philanthropic support of Australian organisations including; Ear Science Institute Australia, The Leukaemia Foundation and The Perron Institute (Neurological and Translational Science). His support includes funding Post Graduate students and research.

Jim’s passion for Music, Sport and the Arts have led to his involvement in a number of successful West Australian enterprises including founding one of the first specialist sound system stores in Perth, Douglas HiFi, the Floreat Athena Soccer Club (The Litis Stadium), Venn Gallery, a contemporary art gallery and most recently The Rechabite, an entertainment venue hosting live music, theatre and performance.

Jim is a responsible manager under the AFSL.