Stephen Van Deventer
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (Canada & Australia)
Mr. Van Deventer is an experienced business person and corporate director. Specializing in international corporate relations and business development over the last twenty-five years, Mr. Van Deventer has focused on launching small to medium-sized companies into the public markets in Canada, the United States and Europe. He spearheaded the financing and RTO of Aurora Cannabis, after helping to create its structure and provide strategic direction. In addition raised financing for Hempco, one of the world’s largest industrial producers of hemp and hemp products, and coordinated Aurora's strategic investment in Hempco.
Hamish Sutherland MBA
President & Director (Canada) Chief Operating Officer (Canada & Australia)
Mr. Sutherland is the CEO of White Sheep Corp, Over the last three decades, has overseen hundreds of millions of investor dollars and built start-ups on three continents. One of a rare few who has hands-on experience in developing a successful cannabis company, passing more than 50 inspections by Health Canada. The founding COO for Bedrocan Canada he delivered over $750 Million in returns for shareholders. Mr. Sutherland also managed the first legal transfer of live cannabis plant material from Holland to Canada, as well as the “greenfield” construction and commissioning of Bedrocan’s 52,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art automated facility. As the former Investment Commissioner, for the Australian Trade Commission, Mr. Sutherland was responsible for establishing 17 offshore companies entering North America for the first time and guiding $100 million in direct investment and acquisitions between Australian and Canadian companies.
Shabira Rajan MBA, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer & Director (Canada & Australia)
Ms. Rajan is a senior financial executive with over 20 years of experience, leading the financial discipline for successful businesses in both private and public sectors. Ms. Rajan has a track record of providing leadership for strategic value creation and continuous improvement, as well as, providing effective direction to organisations on issues relating to corporate governance, financial oversight and risk management. One of her leadership roles was that of Director of Finance at Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc., which planned and constructed a $2 billion rapid transit system in metro-Vancouver, on time and within budget.
Kimberly Van Deventer
Corp. Secretary (Canada) & Director (Canada & Australia)
Ms. Van Deventer is an entrepreneur with a successful track record of accomplishment that she brings to Asterion. Motivated and determined, she was ranked the third highest grossing female business owner in BC, Canada in 2009. Ms. Van Deventer is a driving force behind the business and is unwavering in her commitment to bringing awareness of health and disease prevention to people everywhere. Ms. Van Deventer partnered with Mr. Van Deventer in the financing and RTO of Aurora Cannabis as well as the financing for Hempco, one of the world’s largest industrial producers of hemp and hemp products and coordinated Aurora’s strategic investment in Hempco.
Mr. Haukedal has been a director and CEO of Intigold Mines Ltd since February of 2017. He received his B. Comm degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1982 and after that went on to establish a distribution company for Lubricants and Motive fuels with a major Oil and Gas Company, which later sold to Agrium Inc. in 2012. Mr. Haukedal has 33 years of private corporate experience and more than ten years of experience with different local charities holding a variety of positions.
Paget Hargreaves MBA, GradCertMgt
Mr. Hargreaves has over 30 years’ experience in business development, investment, financing and management across the property, infrastructure, energy and resource sectors in the UK, Asia and Australia. Over the past 10 years Paget has focused in particular on development and investment in natural resources and renewable energy sector. A founder and Board director of Industrial Energy Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd, a company that provides BOO/T leasing solutions to companies for solar thermal energy systems. Previously a Board director at Sundrop Farms, an innovative company operating in the food, energy and water space. Mr. Hargreaves helped develop and establish the world’s first greenhouse facility utilizing the sun’s solar thermal properties to desalinate sea water and produce food that is grown all year round with no pesticides or carbon foot print.