Ivar joined the Foundation in October 2018 and took over as Chief Executive in February 2019. Prior to this, he provided specialist investor communications advice to healthcare and life sciences businesses.
Ivar served in the British Army for six years as an officer in the Scots Guards. He deployed on operations to Afghanistan in 2010 and managed a Joint Services exploratory ski-mountaineering expedition to Antarctica.
Ivar holds a BSc in Geology and Physical Geography from the University of Edinburgh during which time he also worked as an exploration geologist in gold mines in Malaysia and Tajikistan.
In an attempt to keep fit, Ivar regularly takes part in multi-sport endurance events and enjoys mountaineering and all forms of skiing.