Arni Thorsteinson is President and principal of Shelter Canadian Properties Limited. He has over 45 years experience in real estate development and finance. Arni is a founder of Lanesborough, Huntingdon, Temple and White Rock Real Estate Investment Trusts which listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He is also a Director of Bird Construction Inc. and Onex Corporation. Arni obtained his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1974 and also holds Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) degrees from the University of Manitoba.
Arni is married to Susan Glass and both are active volunteers in the non-profit sector. He was appointed the first Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and also serves on the boards of the Fraser Institute, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Historica Canada, and the Council on Canadian/American Relations.