Mr. Stevens is the Executive Vice President of Arva Limited and has been a director and member of the Executive Committee of Arva since 1993. Arva is a private Canadian corporation engaged in private equity investment business headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Arva Limited has investments in a variety of industries including telecommunications, automotive and traffic control. Mr. Stevens is both a lawyer and CPA(CA) and entered the public accounting profession in 1978 with Clarkson and Gordon. He subsequently obtained his law degree from Queens University in 1983 and joined Osler Hoskin and became a partner in the firm in 1991. Until June 2000, Mr. Stevens was a partner in the Canadian law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and from 1994 to 2000 was the Managing Partner of Osler's New York office. He practised in the corporate and commercial areas with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and dealt with a broad range of finance, legal and corporate governance issues servicing the needs of many successful private and public companies. Mr. Stevens has served as director on numerous boards of both private and public Companies.