The NAFD has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Mandie Lavin.

Mandie is a qualified nurse and barrister – a member of Middle Temple. She joins the Association today (6 September 2016) from her role as CEO of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and brings with her significant experience of working in trade associations having also run the Bar Standards Board and acted as Director of Regulation at the General Optical Council.

NAFD President Jeremy Field said: “Mandie brings with her valuable insight into two professions with whom funeral directors work closely – healthcare and the law. I am very excited by the opportunities that Mandie’s appointment offers the NAFD and its members at what is a seminal moment for the profession. On behalf of all NAFD members I would like to welcome Mandie to the Association and wish her every success in her new role. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our immediate Past President William Millar for his invaluable support as interim CEO over the past six months.”