London, 8:00am, Tuesday, 18th January 2022 – CryptoUK, the trusted voice of the UK crypto industry, has today announced the appointment of Teana Baker-Taylor as its new non-executive director (NED).
The appointment comes at a time when growing adoption is intensifying debate about possible regulatory frameworks for the UK’s digital assets industry.
Teana joins CryptoUK having held a number of critical leadership roles in traditional finance and the digital assets industry, working directly with regulators and Capitol Hill policy makers. She is currently the Chief Policy Officer for the Digital Chamber of Commerce, a leading US trade association representing the digital asset and blockchain industry, and leads the Chamber’s Policy and Government Affairs activities.
Formerly at Crypto.com and Binance, Teana was responsible for the UK and European market strategy, operations and business development, as well as government relations and regulatory affairs across the region.
Teana Baker-Taylor, who will take up the role of NED immediately, said: “The UK digital asset industry is at a turning point and maturing fast as adoption grows. Having been on both sides of the fence as a policy advocate and commercial market operator, I am excited to support CryptoUK in building the bridges between policymakers and market participants. CryptoUK is moving the needle on policy and regulatory framework development to ultimately build trust and protect all participants, from retail investors to the crypto industry players.
”In my role as NED, my goal is to leverage my board experience to put in place and support a robust governance model for CryptoUK so it can scale as the industry grows.”
Ian Taylor, executive director of CryptoUK, said: “We are delighted to be joined by Teana in an advisory capacity. She brings tremendous expertise and experience leading policy maker and regulator outreach and advocacy initiatives to build a shared understanding of the risks and opportunities presented by digital assets. She joins us at the perfect time to build our governance model and support our engagement strategy to inform a runway of policy initiatives that are top of mind for policy makers.”
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.