The Institute is supported by notable Council members who are either highly experienced working Civil Funeral Celebrants themselves or who have been invited to represent important related organisations.

Each member of Council brings invaluable experience to the Council who work together towards the Institute's objectives, which aim to support members and continually improve the quality of funeral ceremonies in the UK.

Malcolm Johnson Malcolm Johnson, Patron,
Emeritus Professor of Health and Social Policy, University of Bristol
Christine Ogden Christine Ogden, Chairman Anne Barber Anne Barber, President
Jeff Baker Jeff Baker, Joint Treasurer and Celebrant Karen Hopkins Karen Hopkins, Joint Treasurer and Celebrant
Janice Thomson Janice Thomson, Secretary and Assessor Viv O'Neill Viv O'Neill, Celebrant
Andrew Hamel-Cooke Andrew Hamel-Cooke, Celebrant Sally Band Sally Band, Celebrant
Sarah Willis Sarah Willis, Celebrant Trish Empson Trish Empson, Celebrant
Brian Parsons Brian Parsons, NAFD representative