Nominate an executor

An executor is the person or organisation you appoint to manage your estate within the terms of your will.  They are responsible for ensuring that your wishes are carried out.

It’s recommended to nominate a substitute executor in case for any reason your first choice is not able or willing to perform their duties

The role of executor carries important personal responsibilities that can:

  • be time consuming
  • be challenging, when potentially dealing with grief if you’ve nominated a friend or relative
  • require complex and objective decision making

In this situation, people often appoint a more independent executor who has experience in estate administration.

This then relieves the potential burden of the role of executor being placed on a family member or friend.

You can appoint NSW Trustee & Guardian to act as executor of your will. They are the state's largest executor of wills with specialist legal, finance, property and tax experts to assist.