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 thirty 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.
Amy Stephenson MBA, CFA, CPA, CMA
Chief Investment Officer (Canada)
Ms. Stephenson has over 20 years of experience in capital market financing, managing public companies and is a CFA Charter holder and Chartered Professional Accountant. She provides strategic advice, finance, accounting and compliance services to public companies. Ms. Stephenson has, over the last ten years as a CFO of public companies, focused on M&A and financing activities in industries, including cannabis/hemp, mining, oil and gas, agriculture, logistics and healthcare. Most recently, CFO of Cura Cannabis Solutions and prior to was CFO of Aurora and The Green Organic Dutchman. Ms. Stephenson began her cannabis career as CFO of Bedrocan Cannabis and was instrumental in the merger with Tweed to form Canopy Growth in 2015. She also has diversified experience with a number of US cannabis companies, including cultivation, extractions, edibles and MSOs (Multi-state Operators).