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CryptoUK appoints non-executive director

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CryptoUK, an independent association representing the UK crypto industry, has appointed Rob McWilliam as its new non-executive director (NED).

McWilliam has held executive roles at two of the most customer-centric businesses in the world, as finance director and vice president of Amazon UK and most recently as chief financial officer of Asda Walmart.

A qualified accountant and experienced NED, McWilliam has current non-executive board appointments at Card Factory PLC and Jisc, the digital agency for UK universities and colleges.

McWilliam, who will take up the role immediately, says: “Crypto is approaching an inflection point of global adoption, and the UK is already the home of many of the world’s most innovative companies, entrepreneurs and developers. I am excited to support CryptoUK in helping create an environment in which the UK is at the centre of innovation, investment and job creation as the technology goes mainstream.

“Whether it’s sending payments, helping us save for the future or simplifying accounting, all of this can be faster, cheaper, more secure and more accessible with crypto.”

McWilliam says that in order to achieve this, he wants to see the development of a regulatory framework that builds trust, protects customers, whether individuals or companies, and provides crypto businesses with a clear framework within which to operate.

He also wants to see accelerated adoption of crypto and blockchain technologies across UK businesses, deploying many of the ideas being developed here in Britain, building confidence with business leaders of the benefits of adoption and correcting some of the crypto myths.

Ian Taylor, executive director of CryptoUK, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Rob to the team. His extensive experience in the governance of large customer-centric organisations combined with a history of managing stakeholders including government regulators and a genuine passion for all things crypto make him the perfect non-executive director for CryptoUK.”

CryptoUK is an independent industry body that exists as a cohesive, credible voice for the evolving UK crypto industry, working directly with policymakers and market players to advocate for better education, mutual understanding, and fair and balanced policy.

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