Ian is the Executive Director of CryptoUK (CUK), the United Kingdom’s trade body representing more than 100 companies from across the U.K. digital asset sector. CUK partners with other industry bodies such as Blockchain for Europe, Global Digital Asset Currency Association, Blockchain Association, Access, IDAXA, and AIMA to coordinate public policy positions impacting the industry globally.
Ian leads the organisation and its strategic policy initiatives to ensure the voice of the community is heard at the policymaker level. Ian is passionate about the UK fulfilling its global leadership potential in the blockchain and digital asset ecosystem. His work within regulatory and government affairs is focused on ensuring policymakers implement balanced policy making which fosters innovation, job creation and increases investment opportunities within the UK.
Ian oversees the secretariat for the Crypto & Digital Assets All Party Parliamentary Group, a cross-party group within Westminster that provides a forum for parliamentarians, regulators, government agencies and industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to the crypto and digital asset sector.
Ian possesses more than 20 years of experience in capital markets and fintech, with a depth of expertise within financial markets and disruptive technologies. Prior to joining CUK, Ian was the Advisory Board Secretariat for Global Digital Finance, a leading global members association focussed on best practice development to accelerate the adoption of global standards for digital assets. Previously, Ian led teams across investment banking functions, specialising in Rates, FX and Fixed Income markets, global treasury management, funding, capital allocation and liquidity management.
Ian is on the Advisory Board of IDAXA, and participates in numerous steering committees and industry working groups, such as the OCED’s Working Party 10 on Global Tax Compliance. He is a frequent editorial contributor and speaker at industry events.
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