Known best as the C.E.O. of the Marussia Formula One racing team, Lowdon also established the Eiger Formula Renault team and founded a transportation WiFi company called Nomad Digital.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Sheffield University and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree from Newcastle University.
He began his business career as an employee of the ABB Group international technology corporation.
He was born and raised in Northumberland, England.
He collaborated with Virgin Group founder Richard Branson on the establishment of the Virgin Racing Formula One team (the team was later re-named Marussia Virgin Racing).