We’re here to help Wales prosper, to bring about new connections, opportunities and ideas that will enrich the lives of Welsh people all over the world.
Celebrating global Welsh talent
Soaring mountains, picturesque coastlines, a poetic heritage, beautifully evocative language, and Gareth Bale: all things Wales is known and loved for. But our talents as a nation go much further.
From Nobel Prize winners, cultural beacons and political pioneers to global business leaders and pillars of local communities, our global Welsh have an incredible impact worth celebrating. They are the Wonderful Welsh Stories raising Wales’s profile, and the truly World Class Welsh inspiring the next generation.
Connecting Wales to its global Welsh
Being Welsh is more than just geography, it’s a sense of pride and belonging. We’re building on this strength by bringing Welsh people all over the world together as one global community, sharing our knowledge, facilitating business opportunities, and introducing like-minded people in a way that’s never been done before.
Every little action you make, whether you join our community, place or respond to a callout, or contact us to offer your support in another way, will help to grow Wales’s profile in the world and bring about even better opportunities for its future.
Working with people passionate about Wales
We have a word in Welsh — hiraeth — to describe the unique bond felt towards our country. Because when people leave Wales, their allegiances, passions and emotional connections don’t fade; if anything they grow stronger. This pull, this hiraeth, means no matter where we find ourselves in the world we always feel connected.
We’re working with inspiring people all over the world who want to give back to the incredible country that pulls at them. From pioneers to partners, our advocates are helping to bring about significant economic and social change by investing in Wales’s future. If you feel the same, we’d love you to join us.Join GlobalWelsh
Meet the board
We’re a small group brought together by a passion for our country and a belief in its potential. If you feel the same and want to share your ideas with us, get in touch.
Walter MayFounder & CEO
#MyWales is caring, community oriented, welcoming and resilient. It is under-stated, self-effacing
Catrin ThomasBoard Member
I look forward to playing a role in shaping and articulating GlobalWelsh's compelling vision.
Dr. Sarah Louisa BirchleyBoard Member
"Being part of a diaspora is about space, place, and belonging. It’s an identity."
A passionate community without borders with an opportunity to make an even greater impact.
We discover and celebrate Welsh achievement and success wherever it occurs in the world, and inspire the next generation of Welsh leaders, innovators and adventurers.
Those who choose to invest in us because they recognise the economic and social potential a global Welsh community holds for Wales’s future.Our Partners
We’ve been working towards Wales’s future for years.Our History