Board of Directors

Gerd Wengler
Universal healthcare unifies Canadians. Hope Air makes it a reality! I’m proud to have flown many Canadians to get them to their healthcare needs – a real grassroots community service.
Gerd Wengler is President of Park Property Management Inc., one of Canada's largest owned/managed property management companies. Park's 300 employees manage 9,000 apartments and 30 industrial buildings in the Toronto area. Prior to joining Park, he held senior management roles in manufacturing (St. Lawrence Cement) and mining (Cameco Corp.).
Gerd is a pilot and has more than 4,500 hours flying experience in 16 countries and four continents. He has flown almost 150 Hope Air Missions as a Volunteer Pilot. In 2010, he received the Spirit of Hope Award for a Distinguished Volunteer Pilot. Gerd holds an Airline Transport License (ATPL) and is a Companion of the Royal Aeronautical Society (CRAeS).

He has a post-graduate degree in mining engineering from Germany, an M.B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a P. Eng. Gerd is very involved with Rotary International.

Gerd is Vice-Chair of Hope Air's Board of Directors and has served on the Board since 2015. Gerd previously served on the Hope Air Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013.