CryptoUK appoints Rob McWilliam as Non-Executive Director

Rick Steves

The self-regulatory trade association was launched in 2018 and since then it has added more than 50 members as crypto adoption in the UK grows.

CryptoUK has appointed Rob McWilliam as its new non-executive director (NED), joining the self-regulatory trade association immediately in order to beef up the lobby for the UK crypto industry.

Having held executive roles at Amazon UK and Asda Walmart, McWilliam is seen as an influential figure that can help accelerate the adoption of crypto and blockchain technologies across UK businesses.

Rob McWilliam has played the role of finance director and vice president at Amazon UK and chief financial officer at Asda Walmart, and is currently non-executive director at Card Factory PLC and Jisc, the digital agency for UK universities and colleges.

He joined CryptoUK to help deploy many of the ideas being developed in Britain, building confidence with business leaders of the benefits of adoption and correcting some of the crypto myths.

Rob McWilliam, Non-Executive Director at CryptoUK, said: “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.”

Ian Taylor, executive director of CryptoUK, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Rob to the team. His extensive experience in the governance of large customer-centric organizations 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.”

Rob McWilliam not only wants to help develop a regulatory framework that builds trust, protects customers and provides crypto businesses with a clear framework within which to operate, but he also wants to adoption to accelerate across UK businesses.

CryptoUK works directly with policymakers and market players to advocate for better education, mutual understanding, and fair and balanced policy.

The self-regulatory trade association was launched in 2018 and since then it has added more than 50 members as crypto adoption in the UK grows.

The organization counts the UK arms of Binance, Coinbase, Ripple, CryptoCompare, Electroneum, eToro, and CoinShares, among others, as its founding members. joined the group in July 2021.

Read this next

Retail FX

X Open Hub expands multi-asset offering with new cryptocurrencies and indices

X Open Hub, a multi-asset liquidity provider, announced today that it has extended its offering with inclusion of 30 new cryptocurrencies and two emerging market indices.

Retail FX

Interactive Brokers now offers 24/7 access to crypto trading

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) has widened access to cryptocurrency trading for its clients. Specifically, the discount broker extended trading hours for its cryptocurrency products to be traded 24/7, including on the weekends.

Inside View

Natural Language Generation for Multi-Language Social Media Strategies 

Natural Language Generation (NLG) is a crucial growth area in the digital landscape, with the unique potential to be used across multiple industries.

Market News, Technology

The B2Core Android App is Now Available For Download

The first version of the B2Core Android app is available for download, and it has many beneficial features for users.

Digital Assets

XBO taps custodian Fireblocks ahead of crypto exchange’s launch has integrated with digital asset and crypto technology platform Fireblocks ahead of the crypto exchange’s upcoming launch.

Industry News

Appital raises another £1.7m after integrating with FactSet, FlexTrade, and TS Imagine

“Appital has a proven track record in securing partnerships with major EMS providers, executing brokers and a trading venue to address the lack of efficiency and control over existing bookbuilding and deal distribution processes.”

Digital Assets

Tim Draper backs crypto-focused asset manager OSD in seed round

“The Old Street Digital team is well-positioned to provide access to a range of research-backed, crypto-based investment funds, and we at Draper Associates are excited to support them.”

Industry News

Swissquote launches mobile payments app TWINT

Swissquote has announced the launch of its own TWINT mobile payment app, effective today.

Institutional FX

Apex Group subsidiary EDB launches institutional banking solution

EDB’s solution enables clients to open multi-currency accounts and manage their day-to-day transactions, including global payments, FX requirements, and cash management through automated money market sweeps from a single online dashboard.