National President 2016-2017
Jeremy Field is Managing Director of CPJ Field & Co Ltd, and a Past President and Executive Committee member of the London Association of Funeral Directors.
One of the UK’s oldest family businesses, CPJ Field can trace its history in the funeral profession back as far as the 1600s and has, over the course of its history, not only served thousands of bereaved families in the Home Counties, where its 30 funeral homes are based, but has also been called upon to arrange the funerals of heads of state and political leaders too.
Chief Executive Officer
Former nurse and barrister Mandie Lavin joined the NAFD as Chief Executive Officer in September 2016.
Mandie joined the Association from her previous role as CEO of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, bringing with her significant experience of working in trade associations having acted as Director of Regulation at the General Optical Council and run the Bar Standards Board, where she helped to establish the independence of the regulator within the Bar Council.
In a range of roles previous roles across the pharmacy, accountancy and the law Mandie has held responsibility for education, regulation, standards and ethics. She remains a member of Middle Temple, having qualified as a barrister in 1993 following an earlier career on the front line of the NHS at Guys Hospital in London.