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Ifan Evans

Executive Director of Strategy

Digital Health and Care Wales

About Me

Executive Director of Strategy

Ifan Evans joined DHCW in April 2022 as Director of Strategy.  His responsibilities include strategic planning, digital transformation programmes, commercial, and partnering.  

Ifan began his career in the private sector, leading several small businesses in retail, hospitality and property sectors.  He moved to the public sector in 2007 as a director at the Welsh Language Board, leading on private sector and business engagement, and then to the Welsh Government as lead for Life Sciences and Health in the economy department.  

He later moved to the health department, where he wrote the national strategy for health and care, A Healthier Wales, and built a new directorate focussed on transformation, innovation and digital.  He was the Welsh Government lead for Brexit readiness across health and care, and for the digital response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  
Ifan has been a champion across government and NHS Wales for innovation, technology adoption, and digital transformation.  He is passionate about applying digital technologies and data as tools to clarify and simplify, reducing unwarranted variation and making services better for professionals and the public.  He believes that working openly with a wide range of partners is the best way to address current and future challenges in health and care, particularly by applying new solutions to existing problems and measuring outcomes in real time.  

Ifan is originally from Ceredigion in West Wales, is a fluent Welsh speaker, and has degrees from Oxford, Cardiff and Aberystwyth Universities.