CryptoUK Announces New Policy Committee
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  • Natalie Hall
  • 13 May, 2024

London, 14th May, 2024: CryptoUK, the leading trade body representing the digital asset sector in the UK, is pleased to announce the formation of its new Policy Committee.

Comprised of industry-leading experts from the legal, regulatory, and compliance sectors, the committee will provide input on CryptoUK’s strategic policy positions and initiatives, and advocate for regulatory clarity and innovation to support the growth of the UK’s digital assets industry.

As the sector continues to evolve, the Policy Committee will play a crucial role in supporting CryptoUK’s mission to promote the development of an improved and transparent digital assets market. 

The Policy Committee has also been formed ahead of the general election in the UK, when we expect to engage further with the main political parties on digital asset policies.

CryptoUK’s Executive Director Su Carpenter said: “We are thrilled to introduce our new Policy Committee of top-tier professionals at CryptoUK. This team will be essential in furthering our commitment to fostering progress in the digital asset industry. The committee’s in-depth knowledge and experience will be critical in shaping future digital assets policies and regulations in the UK.”

The Policy Committee Members

Charlotte Hill, Head of Financial Services & FinTech at Taylor Wessing LLP
Charlotte has particular expertise in advising on digital assets and blockchain technology, including the use and/or issue of crypto assets and their regulatory status, advising on the establishment of a cryptocurrency exchanges, blockchain-enabled money remittance and secondary securities markets, the merits and regulatory status of ICOs/IDOs, registering cryptoasset businesses with the FCA, advising on the UK’s crypto marketing rules, assessing the impact of the evolving legislative framework for cryptoasset businesses, and supporting clients with their interactions with UK and overseas regulators.

Sam Robinson, Partner at CMS
Sam is an experienced partner in the crypto and digital asset space. Advising and supporting many organisations on all legal aspects of regulatory affairs. Sam has been an active member of CryptoUK and leads the Regulatory and consultation response feedback working groups on behalf of CMS to support CryptoUK’s regulatory engagement activity.

Rebecca Rogers, Head of Compliance Advisory at B2C2

With nearly 25 years of experience in the Financial Services sector across the UK and Asia, Rebecca Rogers brings a wealth of knowledge in Legal and Compliance roles. Her insights from her tenure at B2C2 and experience working with smaller firms will provide a well-rounded perspective for the committee’s policy development efforts.

Dion Seymour, Crypto and Digital Assets Technical Director at Andersen

Dion is a director at Andersen where the team advises crypto clients on a wide range of tax matters. He has a long history in taxation being formally of HMRC where he worked for nearly 20 years. This has given him an insight to the workings of Parliament. This experience means that when he speaks on crypto it is usual that he considers the matters of taxation. He will also happily tell you about his other passion of teaching martial arts in his spare time.

Tom Griffith, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at BitCompli

With over 20 years in regulatory compliance and operations, Tom was the CCO for Digivault, the first standalone cryptoasset custodian registered with the FCA. He was also the Co-Chair of the NCA Cryptoasset Working Group. He has been working in crypto for 5 years and works with a wide range of institutions, globally, on regulatory applications and governance requirements.

Chetan Shah, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Wirex

Chet is a seasoned professional in the risk & compliance space, combining vast experience in banking, auditing, and other traditional finance sectors with solid expertise in the crypto space.

He has been fundamental in (re)establishing and improving the relationship with the FCA and other regulators globally for Wirex (from Singapore to Croatia, to Italy and beyond). He has a compliance first approach to our business operating on the intersection of Tardif and web3 but manages to stay focused on innovation and taking business forward innovation, masterfully managing both.

The Policy Committee’s vision includes advocating for best practices among the industry, participants, regulators, and government officials. CryptoUK is committed to driving progress and ensuring the industry’s growth and development.

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