Ian McDougall, Director and Chairman

Ian McDougall is Chairman and Director of Volatus. Ian has over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry, particularly as the chief executive of several commercial operating companies including Partner Jet, Learjet Canada and Flight Solutions and Services (FSS) Inc. A member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and studied at Harvard Law School, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Simon Fraser University.  He was the director of the joint Osgoode-Shulich JD/MBA Program from 1994-2006 and was the Lecturer on the Law of Corporate Governance and Advanced Corporate Finance from 1986-2004.

Glen Lynch, Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

Glen Lynch is Director, President & CEO of Volatus and is a full-time employee. Glen has thirty-nine years of aviation and aerospace experience, including thirty-plus years in the operation and maintenance of business aircraft, aircraft support services and aerospace manufacturing. Prior to Volatus, Glen was President & C.E.O of GAL Aerospace Corp, a position he had held for over eight years. Glen was recently interviewed by the Globe & Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/adv/article-volatus-aerospace-explores-a-multitude-of-opportunities-for-drone/

Gordon Silverman, Director

Gordon Silverman is a Director of Volatus. Gordon has been an independent director with over thirty-five years of corporate experience, including the former Director, President & CEO of Ivaco Inc., a leading North American producer of steel and fabricated steel products. Gordon is an electrical engineer and in addition to his work in the steel industry, has over thirty years of experience in aviation.

Samuel Ingram, Director

Sam Ingram is a Director of Volatus. He has over 35 years of experience, primarily in the resource industry, having been the Chief Legal Officer for publicly listed energy and mining/processing companies. Mr. Ingram has also been a domestic and international director and officer of limited partnerships and private joint venture companies.

Luc Masse, Secretary

Luc is the Secretary and Executive Vice-President. He is a full-time employee. He was President, CEO and Corporate Secretary of Partner Jet. Luc has a Marketing & Business Law degree with over 40 years of aviation experience both in business aircraft operations and with manufacturing companies. His early career includes 23 years at Bombardier Aerospace in contract negotiation and management, business development, marketing and strategic planning, followed by senior management roles in aircraft operating companies, MRO’s and aerospace component manufacturers.

Andrew Leslie, Lt. General (ret'd), Director

Lt. General (ret’d) Andrew Leslie has extensive training and practical experience in leadership, governance, succession planning/leader selection/mentoring, strategic planning and risk and crisis management with detailed knowledge of Canada’s place in the world, international trade, and Canada–US relations. His 35-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces culminated as the Commander/CEO of the Canadian Army for four years during the latest Afghan War, where he was responsible for the leadership of 57,000 people, their equipment, training, a multibillion-dollar budget and related equipment programs. International tours with both the UN and NATO in peacekeeping roles were recognized with numerous Canadian and international awards and decorations. A graduate of numerous military courses on leadership, governance, ethics, strategy, tactics, equipment acquisition and risk management, his education includes the University of Ottawa (Economics), the Royal Military College (MA/Strategic Studies), the University of London, as well as executive courses at the Harvard Business School and the Canadian Forces Colleges. He is a graduate of the Institute of Directors Education Program from the Rotman School of Management. In 2021 he was conferred with a Doctor of Military Science degree from the Royal Military College. He currently lives in Ottawa and is bilingual (English/French). Upon moving on from his military career, he joined a large Canadian corporation as a Senior Vice President working on network operations and cyber security with U.S. and Canadian clients. In January 2017 the Prime Minister focused him on Canada–U.S. trade relations as Parliamentary Secretary for Global Affairs. He has spent considerable time in the U.S. and across Canada interacting with military and business leaders, Premiers, Governors and Congress on binational issues.