Board of Directors

The Board of EMV is primarily a volunteer governance and fundraising body, providing direction and leadership to management. The Board’s strength and effectiveness derive from its being well-informed about the financial, artistic, and organizational affairs of the Society; motivated in its support of the Society; and representative of EMV’s membership and audiences.

Tony Knox |President

Tony joined the Board in 2010; he is a lawyer specialising in corporate, mining, and aboriginal law. He has considerable experience with not-for-profit organizations.

Stuart Bowyer | Vice-President

Stuart joined the Board in 2013, he is currently finishing a Masters Degree at the University of Oxford. He was most recently General Manager, Western Region for American Express.

Spencer Corrigal | Treasurer

Spencer joined the Board in 2013. He is a chartered accountant who works as a manager at Wolrige Mahon LLP.

Fran Watters | Secretary

Fran joined the board in January 2014 and is an employment lawyer currently working for UBC.

Sharon Kahn|Past President

Sharon has been a Board member since 2008; she is a retired Professor Emeritus of Counselling Psychology at UBC, where she initiated the university’s equity and anti-discrimination programs as its first Associate Vice-President, Equity.

Chris Guzy | Board Member

Chris has been a Board member since 2006; he is Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer of Ballard Power Systems.

Tim Rendell | Board Member

Tim joined the Board in 2015. He brings over 35 years of experience in general management and financial management in both the for profit and not-for-profit sectors in BC and Alberta.

Ingrid Söchting | Board Member

Ingrid (Ph.D, R. Psych) joined the Board in 2013. She is Director of the UBC Psychology Clinic and clinical associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC.

Mark Vessey | Board Member

Mark has been a Board member since 2011; he is Professor of English Literature and Principal of Green College at UBC, an institution which, over the years, has had strong ties with EMV's educational activities.

Vincent Tan | Board Member

Vincent joined the Board in 2015. His working career was largely with Ayala Land, Inc., a listed diversified property developer active in Asia, but with shareholders worldwide including Canada. He retired in April 2014 as Executive VP and was then elected to that company’s Board of Directors. His interest in early music dates from the mid-1970’s, when he played woodwind instruments including Krumhorn and Cornamuse with the Old Town Renaissance Consort in Chicago.

Melody Mason | Board Member

Melody Mason joined the board in April 2016. An economist and consultant who worked for many years with the World Bank, she has an MBA, an M.Sc in Development Economics, and a BSc in Sociology.

José Verstappen | Artistic Director Emeritus

A recipient of the Order of Canada, Early Music America's Howard Mayer Brown award for lifetime achievement in the field of early music, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, José has been the driving force behind the success of Early Music Vancouver for over thirty years.  Under his leadership, Early Music Vancouver has gained international acclaim as the largest presenter of early music in Canada, and as one of the most active and innovative organizations in its field in North America.