Professor Sir Mansel Aylward CB
Professor Sir Mansel Aylward CB MD DSc FFOM FRCP FLSW was appointed Chair to the Life Sciences Hub Wales in October 2017. In August 2021 Professor Sir Mansel Aylward stepped down from the role of chair but continues as a Special Advisor on the board. A leading voice in public health, Professor Sir Mansel is also Chair (Emeritus) of the Bevan Commission.
During his distinguished career Professor Sir Mansel was Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director and Chief Scientist at the Department for Work and Pensions in London. He was the first Chair of Public Health Wales NHS Trust, responsible for the delivery of public health services at national, local and community levels in Wales and former Director of the Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research at Cardiff University.
He was knighted in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2010 for services to health and healthcare. In 2016, he was elected to fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales.