Sam Lowe is a senior fellow at OPEN and a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform. He is also co-founder of UK Trade Forum, whose mission is to improve the policy debate about Brexit and trade. A well-respected trade expert and environmentalist, he regularly briefs politicians, civil servants and journalists on issues ranging from cumulative rules of origin to the EU’s sanitary and phytosanitary border requirements. He recently gave oral evidence to the UK Parliament’s International Trade Select Committee on the subject of a potential future UK-US trade agreement. Sam frequently makes media appearances. Most recently he has been quoted in the Financial Times, The Times, Buzzfeed and others. He has also appeared on BBC Newsnight, Sky News, BBC News 24, Channel 4 News and BBC Farming Today. Sam previously worked on community land rights in Uganda and Greenlandic gemstone policy. His efforts while leading a prominent environmental charity’s campaign advocating for a Remain vote in the UK’s EU referendum was acknowledged by its then Prime Minister, David Cameron.