National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive

Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE

Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE

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Biography

Tim is a serving Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy and joined the UKHO in August 2015. He is a navigation and underwater warfare specialist and has commanded both ashore (HMS COLLINGWOOD) and afloat (three Sea Commands and two Operational Commands).

Other previous assignments include leading the Combined Maritime Forces counter privacy activity in the Indian Ocean (where he established the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction meeting), two assignments with NATO, and policy and operational staff appointments in the MOD, Flotilla and Fleet HQs.

National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive

The UK National Hydrographer is Deputy Chief Executive. The UK National Hydrographer is responsible for:

  • Maintaining international relations, engagement, data acquisition, technical standards and capacity building
  • Law of the Sea
  • Intellectual Property and Legal