Venture for Canada

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Abigail Slater
Barlow Holdings Limited

Abigail Slater is the director of Barlow Holdings Limited, a private investment fund focusing on traditional industry and asset-backed lending investments, including an impact investment strategy. Abigail has over 20 years of experience in...read more

Niall W. MacGillivray
Nephila Capital Ltd

Niall W. MacGillivray is a portfolio analyst for Nephila Capital Ltd, a leading investment firm specializing in reinsurance and catastrophe risk. He is particularly interested in the cross-section of stochastics and modern portfolio theory and,...read more

Vanessa Paesani
C-Therm Technologies

Vanessa helps people turn ideas and data into outcomes. As C-Therm Technologies’ North American Regional Manager, she helps people match their thermal analysis needs with the best instrumentation for their application. Prior to joining C-Therm, she held...read more

David Scrymgeour
University of Toronto

David Scrymgeour, BCom’79, is Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence for the Rotman Commerce program. An accomplished entrepreneur, trouble-shooter, consultant, and corporate and community advisor, David brings a wealth of experience that...read more

Parm Gill
Gill Group

Parm Gill is a serial entrepreneur with a myriad of start-up experience and has guided the growth and development of numerous startup companies. As Managing Partner of the Gill Group, he acts as a strategic advisor, mentor, investor, and...read more

Kelly Bennett
Communications Nova Scotia

Kelly Bennett brings passion, energy and drive to every endeavour. She’s a skilled communicator with more than ten years experience in the government, business, nonprofit and university sectors. Kelly currently works for Communications Nova Scotia...read more

Preston Russell Aitken
HireUp

Preston Aitken has a decade of experience in the social impact space and is currently the CEO of HireUp, a certified B Corporation that enables companies to find, hire and retain untapped talent. That talent just happens to be young people who have...read more