Rhys David

Writer and Editor

Writer and editor. Honorary Fellow, Institute of Welsh Affairs, Cardiff. Associate director of policy forum, Institute of Welsh Affairs, 2001-2007, Author of numerous articles and reports on regional economic issues, with particular reference to Wales. Council Member Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (since may 2018), secretary Cardiff and SE Wales branch, Friends of Welsh National Opera. Formerly staff journalist with Financial Times covering at various times fibres, textiles, clothing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and aluminium industries. Northern Ireland correspondent 1973-4, and North of England correspondent 1977-1981. Also editor of FT surveys section 1991-2001. Other posts have included publisher and managing director Business Magazine, a joint subsidiary of Financial Times and Conde Nast. 1988-1991; and chief leader writer, industrial editor and Welsh Affairs editor, Western Mail, Cardiff. Author, Tell Mum Not to Worry: A Welsh Soldier's World War One in the Near East. (Deffro, 2014) [email protected]

United Kingdom



Food Future for Wales

No longer a desert


Steel in Port Talbot

Click on Wales

Small signs we should be reading

Click on Wales

Not so grim up north or in Wales

Click on Wales

Murdoch turns gold into lead

Click on Wales

Chasing the creative industries

Click on Wales

US caught in a time warp

Click on Wales

Watching way US winds are blowing

Click on Wales

Cardiff business district

Click on Wales

Let's hear Madam Ramotswe speaking Welsh

Click on Wales

Wales in 2011


Nurturing Creative Talent

Rhys David explains how the Wales Coalfield Bond launched five years ago has helped talented young people into creative careers

Click on Wales

Britain is Wales writ large

Click on Wales

Not just the WDA

Click on Wales

Mixed messages from Welsh stocks

Click on Wales

Sell in May

World War One

The Welsh Agenda

Local Lads, Distant Vistas

Toby Thacker on a new book by Rhys David recounting the experiences of Welsh soldiers in the Near East in World War One.

Oxford Today

Cigarettes, bully beef and camel meat: How First World War soldiers survived in the Near East

Above: Passengers on this liner threw supplies overboard for troops to swim out to collect in the Suez Canal By Rhys David (Worcester, 1962) Nowadays we are barely aware that we...