Executive Director G.N. Vogel served from October 1977 to his death on April 1981. A Canadian citizen born in 1918, Mr. Vogel studied history and economics and later, law and was called to the Manitoba Bar after the Second World War.
Thereafter, he pursued a career in the grain trade, both in the private industry and in government. He joined the Canadian Wheat Board in 1964 and became Chief Commissioner before joining the World Food Programme (WFP).