Members' invitation to SAIFCharter AGM

Your AGM invite from Julian Walker, SAIFCharter Chairman

The SAIFCharter Annual General Meeting takes place on Saturday 21 September, at 1.30pm, at the Royal Lancaster London.  That evening, the Funeral Planner of the Year Awards will be held at the same venue, overlooking Hyde Park’s stunning Italian Gardens.

I would be delighted if you were able to attend our AGM and encourage you to confirm your intention to come along to both the AGM and Funeral Planner of the Year Awards, by booking your place online at

This year’s meeting will include our regular reporting, a Q&A panel session with your Executive; send any questions you would like to ask in advance to, and of course the all-important elections, with two SAIFCharter Executive positions up this year.  I’m delighted to confirm our Secretary John Byrne will be standing for re-election, having completed his initial three-year term.  My own term of office is now complete, with my Chairmanship coming to a close in September, providing an opportunity for new voices to influence the future direction of our Association.

Any eligible member seeking to put themselves forward for election should contact our Secretary at, to provide their written nomination.  The deadline for intimating an interest is Friday 9 August, six weeks in advance of the AGM, which allows time to publicise candidates’ interest in advance of the vote. 

Further information and the ability to vote will be made available online, in the secure members’ area of, so please, log-in today and make sure you’re ready to have your say on the candidates standing and influence the future direction of our Association.

I look forward to welcoming you in September as we work together for our members, for 2019/20 and beyond.             

Yours sincerely,


Julian Walker

SAIFCharter Chairman