UK Hydrographic Office Taps Lowe as Chief Executive
The U.K. Hydrographic Office has announced the appointment of Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE, the current U.K. National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive, to the position of Acting Chief Executive and Accounting Officer.
Rear Admiral Lowe will fill the role whilst a permanent replacement is sought for John Humphrey, the current Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the UKHO, who will leave at the end of January 2019.
Lowe is a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy and joined the UKHO as UK National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive in 2015. In his role, he has led a number of key projects for the UKHO. This includes the Commonwealth Marine Economies and Overseas Territories Seabed Mapping programs to support the development of blue economies in territories across the world.
The Minister with responsibility for the UKHO Earl Howe, Minister of State for Defence, said: “I would like to thank John for his leadership as CE of the UKHO over the last four years. He has established UKHO as a world-leading provider of global digital navigational services, defined and delivered a strategy to transform into a digital-first organization, supported wider government policy aims and played an instrumental role in the organization’s new build. I am confident that Rear Admiral Lowe and his team will continue to capitalize on this powerful legacy to ensure that UKHO can truly harness the transformative power of marine geospatial information.”