Stephen Peel

MA MAS (Yale)


Stephen Peel (1984, Land Economy) is the founder of SMP Policy Innovation Limited, a non-for-profit organization aiming to design and promote advanced government policy.  He now dedicates his time to public policy and philanthropic activities after stepping down from a 25-year career in the global private equity industry.

From 1997 to 2014, Mr. Peel was one of the managing partners of the private equity firm, TPG Capital and part of the leadership team that grew the firm from some $3 billion of assets under management to over $60 billion.  He was a founder of its European office in 1997, head of Europe from 1997 to 2008 and head of Asia from 2008 to 2014.  During his investment career, he had experience investing, managing, growing and turning around substantial businesses in over 15 different countries including the UK, Germany, Spain, Norway, Finland, the Baltics, China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Turkey and Russia.  Prior to TPG Capital, he was in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs from 1989 to 1997.

Stephen graduated from Downing in 1987.  He represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games in 1988. He received a Master of Advanced Studies from the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs at Yale University in 2015.   He serves on the Board of Lenta Limited, the Board of Global Witness, the Global Partners Council of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, the Advisory Board for the Institute of State Effectiveness, the Advisory Board of the Open Contracting Partnership, the Jackson Institute’s Advisory Council at Yale University, and the Board of Right to Play Hong Kong.

Stephen Peel is a generous benefactor to the College.