Lord Holmes of Richmond Elected to the Fellowship of The BBA

Lord Holmes of Richmond Elected to the Fellowship of The BBA

Rt. Hon. Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE has been awarded the Fellowship of the British Blockchain Association (FBBA). The decision was made based on endorsements by BBA Fellows, which was then reviewed and ratified by the Fellowship Committee.

Lord Holmes is the Co-Chair of UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Blockchain and has made exceptional contributions to DLT in the UK, including authorship/ supervision of many high-level national reports and recommendations on Blockchain. He is the author of 2017 UK National Report “Distributed Ledger Technologies for Public Good”:


The 2020 report “DLT: Reducing friction in International Trade”:


Most recently, he contributed to UK’s National Blockchain Roadmap, published in July 2021:


Mr Holmes is also a co-chair of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Assistive Technology, Fintech, AI and 4th Industrial Revolution. He is the Deputy Chair of Channel 4, Diversity Adviser to the Civil Service, and the Chancellor of BPP University.

On receiving the award of Fellowship, Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE FBBA said:

“It is an absolute honour and privilege to receive this prestigious Fellowship. I look forward to building a more trusted UK DLT economy with the British Blockchain Association.”

On confirming the award of Fellowship, Dr Naseem Naqvi, the President of The BBA, said:

“Lord Holmes has made significant contributions to UK blockchain. FBBA is a mark of excellence for Blockchain professionals, and we are delighted to welcome Chris to the association’s global network of fellows.”

The BBA was established in 2017 and has Fellows based around the globe. The association publishes JBBA, the world’s first academic peer-reviewed blockchain journal, available both in print and online. BBA is home to CEBB, the Centre for Evidence Based Blockchain, a global consortium of universities and blockchain research centres led by some of the world’s most eminent scientists and industry experts.

To view our list of existing Fellows, visit:


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