Board of Directors

David Garner
One of life’s great privileges is having the opportunity to give back. Hope Air has been a most rewarding experience by facilitating fellow Canadians’ access to healthcare that most take as a given, yet is so far out of reach for others. I am fortunate to be part of the great Hope Air team that brings access to quality healthcare to those unable to access it for themselves.
David Garner is retired from a successful career in employee benefits spanning 35 years. David served as President and CEO of Green Shield Canada until his retirement in 2009. Green Shield is Canada’s largest national not-for-profit provider of employee benefit plans, serving more than 1.3 million Canadians in all provinces and territories.
David served the Sunshine Foundation of Canada for more than eight years, starting at the local chapter level and eventually serving as National President of the Board. He is a past Chair of the Board of Governors at Centennial College and currently serves as Chair of the College’s Capital Fundraising Campaign. He is a Director Emeritus at Green Shield Canada, former Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and Board Member for Providence Healthcare, and former Board Member and Chair of the Human Resource Committee for Collus Powerstream. He recently served as Executive Director of the Third Party Administrators’ Association of Canada and currently serves as Chair on the Board of Directors for the Georgian Triangle Humane Society.
David is the Chair of Hope Air’s Board of Directors and has served on the Board since 2010.