James Lowen 



Environmental consultant

Since the end of my career as a senior civil servant, during which time I worked for Goverment bodies such as the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Cabinet Office, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, I have restarted work as a freelance environmental consultant. During recent years, my specialisms included business strategy, the development of target operating models covering a network of bodies, policy development, lobbying, stakeholder management and negotiation. I have worked in Whitehall, the European Union and United Nations. I have ample experience leading large teams, managing budgets of £20 million, and briefing Ministers up to the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary.

I am currently working with Footprint Ecology on a contract for the Scottish Seabird Centrethat will produce a Conservation Strategy for the proposed National Marine Centre. In July 2016, we produced the draft initial review to inform that strategy (see image below).

In a prior life from 2006-09, I did various bits of environmental consultancy. For example: