- The expansion of the Crypto Council’s UK presence furthers its commitment to supporting leaders in the United Kingdom.
- The team will expand upon the organization’s goals to work in trusted partnership with public and private sector stakeholders, advocate for inclusive regulation and elevate awareness of the advances possible with this innovative technology.
- For the past year, the Crypto Council has engaged with regulators and policymakers as the UK rapidly embraces digital assets and Web3.
London, UK (7 September, 2023) – The Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI) today announced the expansion of its UK presence. This furthers the organisation’s commitment to support and guide the United Kingdom as it takes steps to become a global leader in the digital assets and Web3 space.
“The UK is a premiere global financial hub and is rapidly embracing the reality of digital assets and Web3 innovation,” said Sheila Warren, Chief Executive Officer of CCI. “To aid policy makers during this pivotal phase of policy creation, we’re further building our presence in London.”
Two policy and regulatory experts have joined the team. Laura Navaratnam is CCI’s UK Policy Lead and brings experience from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where she served in a variety of senior policy and fintech leadership roles, including as Acting Head of Innovate. Giles Swan is CCI’s European Advisor. Swan’s twenty-year history in financial services includes roles as a regulator, policymaker, and a senior executive at a finance trade association. Swan and Navaratnam, who is also a director at the boutique advisory firm Gattaca Horizons, will supplement CCI’s existing policy and technical expertise in the UK, EU and abroad.
For the past year, the CCI team has conducted meetings with UK regulators and policymakers, paving the way for engagement with official entities like HM Treasury, the FCA, Bank of England/PRA, and UK parliamentarians.
Setting the tone for the future, the UK office will expand upon CCI’s goals to work in trusted partnership with public and private sector stakeholders, advocate for inclusive regulation, and elevate awareness of the advances possible with this innovative technology.
Warren concluded, “The UK stands at the crossroads of leading global dialogues around everything from stablecoins to digital identity. Its leadership will encompass crucial regulations that will help pave the way for the inevitable evolution of the global financial system. Our aim is to assist the UK in charting an intelligent, evidence-based, and inclusive regulatory environment, thereby establishing a gold standard for digital asset policy and regulation globally.”
CCI is the premier global alliance for advancing innovation. It believes in leading with a global view, advocating for inclusive regulation, and developing evidence-based insights to support government and business leaders. It has teams in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York, Denver, London, Brussels, and Hong Kong.