NAFD is a company limited by guarantee, and is governed by a Board of Directors (referred to as the Executive). The Executive comprises of an elected President, Vice President, Second Vice President, four other elected Executive Members and the Immediate Past President. Representatives of the three largest member organisations are also appointed to the Executive. As a Board of Directors, the Executive is responsible for setting NAFD’s strategic direction, monitoring progress against the strategy, and reporting progress to the membership.
NAFD has two wholly owned subsidiary companies: NAFD Ltd and NAFD Ventures Ltd. NAFD Ltd is the operating company of NAFD, holding the main assets and liabilities, and employs NAFD’s staff. NAFD Ventures is the company responsible for the National Funeral Exhibition.