A qualified nurse and barrister has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD).

Mandie Lavin joined NAFD in September from her role as CEO of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Mandie has 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.

Speaking about the appointment, NAFD President Jeremy Field said: “Mandie brings 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. I would like to welcome Mandie to the Association and wish her every success in her new role.”

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