The NAFD has appointed Graham Lymn as interim Chief Executive Officer. Graham is a former NAFD National President, with six years’ experience serving on the Association’s Executive Committee and, prior to that, he served as President of the Funeral Standards Council as well as President of the Co-operative Funeral Service Managers’ Association. 

Graham, who started in his role today (2 April), is expected to lead the Association for six to nine months.  Part of the role will be assisting the Officer team with recruitment of a permanent incumbent and providing an extensive handover, enabling the new recruit to quickly understand the unique challenges of the funeral profession.

NAFD President Alison Crake said: “Graham is a hugely respected member of the profession and a much valued colleague.

“His previous experience, not only as an elected Officer of the Association but of the wider funeral sector, together with his understanding of the issues and opportunities facing the funeral profession, makes him a natural appointment to lead the NAFD during this transition period.”