Ivar joined the Foundation in October 2018 and took over as Chief Executive in February 2019. He joined from Consilium Strategic Communications, a financial public relations firm, within which he was an Associate Partner specialising in investor and corporate communications for the healthcare sector.
Prior to this, Ivar served in the British Army 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.