Past NACO Board Directors

NACO recognizes the contributions of past its past Board Directors and thanks them for their service.


Founder and Chair Emeritus


Henry Vehovec is an entrepreneur, investor and independent consultant focusing on clean energy and sustainability. Mr. Vehovec was the founder and co-chair of the first Angel Investor Summits in 2001 and 2002 which led to the creation of National Angel Organization (NAO), later renamed, National Angel Capital Organization (NACO). He conceived and co-wrote The Primer for Angel Investment in Canada published in 2003 and 2004. As founder, and later as president, he recruited many of the NAO’s founding 100 and initial board of directors. He continues to be involved in numerous early-stage funding related boards and committees. In 2006, he was given a lifetime membership and named Honorary Chair Emeritus of NACO.

Mr. Vehovec is currently chair of the Mindfirst Energy Series and the M1 Global Energy Advisory Council comprised of leading business executives, policy makers and scholars. He teaches the course “Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems” at University of Toronto’s Centre for Global Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. He has been a member of the Investment Committee of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) since inception in 2001.

Mr. Vehovec holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, a B.A.Sc. engineering degree from the University of Toronto, ICD.D certification from the Rotman School of Management’s Institute of Corporate Directors Corporate Governance College and has completed the Owner/President Management (OPM) Program at the Harvard Business School.


Past Directors




Term Served

Bev W. Tudhope Past Co-Chair 2005 - 2017
Michelle Scarborough Past Chair 2006 - 2015
Michael G. Cain, Sr. Director 2012 - 2015
Glenn Yuen Director 2013 - 2013
Michael Palmer Director 2013 - 2013
Matey Nedkov Director 2007 - 2013
Bob Chaworth-Musters Director 2003 - 2013
Ed Alfke Director 2003 - 2013
Andrew Fisher Director 2012 - 2013
Tim Lett Director 2012 - 2013
Lanis Anthony Director 2010 - 2012
Patricia Lorenz Director 2009 - 2012
David Rozin Director 2009 - 2012
Randy Thomspon Director 2006 - 2011
Brian Lowe Past Chair 2008 - 2010
Michael Arbow Past Chair 2008 - 2010
W. Daniel Mothersill Past Chair 2004 - 2010
Ken Cooper Past Chair 2008 - 2010
Cathy Favre Past Chair 2008 - 2009
Ken Gordon Director 2008 - 2009
Alkarim Jivraj Director 2007, 2009
Alfred Apps Director 2007
Glen Ballman Director 2007
Paul LaBarge Director 2006 - 2007
Stephen Lougheed Director 2007
Warren Bergen Director 2007
Philip Belec Director 2006 - 2007
Warren Dowd Director 2006
Tony Humble Director 2006
Peter Kemball Director 2006
David Glue Director 2006
Henry Vehovec Founding Chair 2000 - 2006