Ifan is the Welsh Government lead for health and care technology, innovation and industry engagement.  Previously he was Deputy Director, Life Sciences, where he developed a new Welsh life sciences sector strategy, establishing the Welsh Life Sciences Fund and Life Sciences Hub, and working with the NHS to co-fund the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre.  Ifan has degrees from Oxford, Aberystwyth and Cardiff Universities, and is an Associate Professor at Swansea University.  He has extensive private sector experience in the retail, leisure, tourism and property sectors, and has also served on the boards of a number of social enterprises.