AGM 2023 – Executive Committee Nominations
In 2023 we have three nominees standing to join the National Executive Committee. You may read their biographies and meet them by video here. All members will be emailed the notice of the Annual General Meeting plus details of how to select nominees.
Alternatively, you may make your vote here. Each member company may vote once, selecting up to three candidates. Responses must be received by 5 pm on 27th February 2023.
Simon has been working in the funeral profession from the age of 15, working in both the corporate and independent sectors across the country. His company in Somerset serves the communities of Taunton and Langport. Simon was a key participant in the Local Resilience Forum in the South West during the pandemic. This gave him valuable experience and meant he was able to support funeral directors locally.
He is passionate about maintaining high standards with the profession through good service to families. Simon believes strongly in the important of continuous education and development both personally and in his team.
Simon feels that he’s been privileged to work closely with SAIF as an Executive Committee Member, QA Chair and QA inspector as well as being a member of the IFD College team. He would very much welcome the chance to continue his work on the Executive Committee.
David has worked as a Funeral Director for many years, working with nationals and independents. His lifelong goal was to be able to open an independent funeral company.
In his relatively short tenure as Managing Director, David has opened three branches of Massam and Marshall Independent Funeral Directors. He has his eyes firmly on the future and on providing wide ranging support for families.
David is a qualified funeral celebrant and famously sang throughout the Covid pandemic at funeral services given the ban on congregational singing.
Following university, David joined the Lancashire Constabulary. He entered the funeral profession soon after, having witnessed the importance of their role in helping families and has never looked back.
David joined SAIF immediately upon opening his first branch in Parbold and has been a keen participant ever since. He’s very keen to assist SAIF in motivating younger members, as well as ensuring from all members the very highest of standards, professionalism and client care.
Since leaving school in 2013, George has worked in his family funeral directors, alongside his father and aunt. The family has worked very hard over the last ten years to grow their business within the local area, focusing on many new aspects of work such as community and charity work. The company also offers a very flexible approach to modern day funerals.
George and his family are extremely proud of their independent heritage; he will always look to work with, and support, other independent businesses.
Outside of funerals, George is a level 4 semi-professional football referee, operating in the Northern Counties League. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers and currently proudly serving a year’s term as President.