Topics: International Relations
Regional focus: Europe
Origin: United Kingdom
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Philip Stephens is Chief Political Commentator and Associate Editor at the Financial Times, where he is also a member of the Editorial Board. He is Vice Chair of the Council of the Ditchley Foundation, a member of steering group of the Anglo-French Colloque and a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Public Policy Research. He joined the Financial Times in 1983 after working as a correspondent for Reuters in Brussels. 

Philip Stephens was awarded three main prizes in British political journalism. He was named as winner of the David Watt prize for Outstanding Political Journalism (2002), as Political Journalist of the Year by the UK Political Studies Association (2005), and as Political Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards (2008).

Philip Stephens was educated at Wimbledon College and Oxford University, where he took an honors degree in modern history.


Last updated: 2017