Philip Stephens London, UK

  • Expert on global, European and British affairs
  • Associate Editor and Chief Policial Commentator, Financial Times
  • Named "Political Journalist of the Year" in the 2008 British Press Awards


Keynote on Economic Sovereignty (2013)
Keynote on Economic Sovereignty (2013)
Geo-economics as a Driver of Strategic Change (2013)
Geo-economics as a Driver of Strategic Change (2013)


Philip Stephens is a lauded commentator and author. He is currently an associate editor of the Financial Times (FT) and its chief political commentator, where he writes twice-weekly columns on global, European and British affairs.

Philip joined the Financial Times in 1983 after working for as a correspondent for Reuters in Brussels and has been the FT’s Economics Editor, Political Editor and the Editor of the newspaper’s UK edition. He is a regular contributor to political and foreign affairs journals and radio and television news and current affairs programmes.

Philip is the author of “Politics and the Pound” (1996), a study of the British government’s relations with Europe since 1979, and of “Tony Blair: The Making of a World Leader” (2004), a biography of the former UK prime minister.

He is also a director of the Ditchley Foundation for the furtherance of transatlantic understanding, a Fulbright fellow and is on the board of the Franco-British Colloque. He was named “Political Journalist of the Year” in the 2008 British Press Awards and in 2002 won David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism. He was also named as “Political Journalist of the Year” by the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom in 2005.

Philip is a regular speaker and moderator at events hosted by Chatham House, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Aspen Institute, the German Marshall Fund, the Asan Forum, the Stockholm China Forum, the Franco-British Colloque and other high-level gatherings of policymakers and business leaders.

Read More

Check Speaker Availability

Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours

    View our related Speakers

    Jonathan Hill Speaker
    Jonathan Hill
    Expert on the EU's financial services industry
    Henry Curr Speaker
    Henry Curr
    Economics Editor, The Economist
    Bill Hayton Speaker
    Bill Hayton
    Geopolitics Expert of Southeast Asia
    Basim Al-Ahmadi Speaker
    Basim Al-Ahmadi
    Political Risk and Strategy Consultant
    Jim O’Neill Speaker
    Jim O’Neill
    Economist and Policy Maker
    Iain Martin Speaker
    Iain Martin
    Political Commentator & Author
    Martin Sandbu Speaker
    Martin Sandbu
    European Economics Commentator, Financial Times
    Wolfgang Münchau Speaker
    Wolfgang Münchau
    Expert on the EU Economy & Integration
    Robin Niblett Speaker
    Robin Niblett
    Director, Chatham House
    David Pilling Speaker
    David Pilling
    Associate Editor & Africa Editor - Financial Times

    We use cookies

    We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content and targeted ads, to analyze our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. By browsing our website, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

    Accept Cookies