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. Currency.com joined the group in July 2021.

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