Robert Lowson is a former senior civil servant, working for MAFF and Defra. His posts included Minister in the UK Permanent Representation to the EU, Communications Director and Environment Strategy Director in Defra, and Senior Advisor with the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Since ceasing full time work he has undertaken a range of consultancy projects, including as National Contact Point for EU Space Research, a project for Cambridge University, and work for the EEA. He lives in Cambridge, where he is Secretary of a large residents' association, and vice-chair of an educational trust. He was joint Chair of the Cambridge for Europe campaign in the 2016 Referendum.