London Association of Funeral Directors

The London Association of Funeral Directors (“LAFD”) is an area association of the National Association of Funeral Directors (“NAFD”), the pre-eminent trade association in the UK for the funeral profession representing over 80% of all funeral directors in the country. For more information on NAFD see the website at

A schedule of forthcoming events is available. See the Calendar.

Educational events are provided for staff of member firms. See our Education page.

Richard van Nes LAFD President 2018-9

  • LAFD represents businesses in London and the home counties, with a total of over 600 branches.
  • Membership of LAFD is automatically granted to members of NAFD within Greater London and some adjoining areas. Other members of NAFD in proximity to London may apply for membership at no extra cost.
  • LAFD is governed by an Executive Committee led by the President.
  • The officers and members of the Executive Committee are elected at the Annual General Meeting held each April. A further General Meeting is held each Autumn.
  • Sub-committees of the Executive Committee are appointed to oversee activity in their particular field.

Two district societies are linked to the London Association: Southern and Western. Each District has a Chairman, supported by a committee. Regular meetings are held  to enable those employed by member firms, and others linked to the profession, to meet and learn more about topics of mutual interest. See Southern District and Western District.


Banquet and Ball

The main social event each year is the Annual Banquet and Ball, held at a central London hotel

Further information on LAFD can be obtained from the secretary at or you can follow us on twitter @lafd_uk


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