Associate Fellow, Europe Programme
Quentin Peel

Contact information

+44 (0)20 7389 3283


Quentin Peel is an associate fellow with the Europe Programme at Chatham House. 

He joined the Financial Times in 1975. Between 1976 and 1994, he served successively as Southern Africa correspondent, Africa editor, European Community correspondent and Brussels bureau chief, Moscow correspondent, and chief correspondent in Germany.

He was also foreign editor and international affairs editor from 1994 until 2010, and finally chief correspondent in Berlin until 2013. Quentin joined Chatham House in 2014.

He was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he read Economics with French and German.

Areas of expertise

  • European Union
  • Russia/former Soviet Union
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Eurozone
  • Germany/Ireland

Past experience

2016 -Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
2014-15Mercator Senior Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
2010-14Chief Correspondent (Germany), the Financial Times
1998-2010International Affairs Editor/Columnist, the Financial Times
1994-98Foreign Editor, the Financial Times
1975-94Foreign Correspondent, the Financial Times (Johannesburg, Africa Editor, Brussels, Moscow, Bonn)