Ian Taylor

Head of Digital Assets

KPMG in the UK

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 KPMG, Ian was the Executive Director of Crypto UK (CUK) the UK’s trade association representing more than 120 companies from across the UK digital asset sector. CUK partners with other industry bodies such as UK Finance, Innovate Finance, The Payments Association, E-Money Association, Digital Chamber of Commerce, Blockchain Association, Blockchain for Europe, Access, IDAXA, and AIMA to coordinate public policy positions impacting the industry globally.

Over his career Ian has led teams across investment banking functions, specialising in Rates, FX and Fixed Income markets, global treasury management, funding, capital allocation and liquidity management.

Ian helped steer CUK 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 participates in numerous steering committees and industry working groups, such as the OECD’s Working Party 10 on Global Tax Compliance and the Financial Action Task Force private sector contact group in regard to anti money laundering and counter terrorist finance.  He is a frequent editorial contributor for international media and trade media and a regular speaker at industry events.

  • Loughborough University BSc in management Science

  • Member of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants

  • Risk management

  • International markets

  • FinTech

  • Policy & Regulation

  • Crypto assets, blockchain and web3