The society said that both Kerslake and Powell will “bring with them a wealth of knowledge from their respective fields, in which they are both well respected”.
Miriam Deacon, chief executive of the Cremation Society, said: ‘I am delighted that Debbie and Rickhave accepted the offer to become trustees of the Cremation Society. Their contribution to the society will certainly complement the skills we already have in place. They are both highly regarded in the sector, having worked serving the bereaved for many years.’
Kerslake added: “Through its broad ranging role – hosting events, collating and
disseminating information, liaising nationally and internationally and publishing Pharos International, the Cremation Society plays a key role. Having always respected its work, I feel privileged and excited and am looking forward to serving as a trustee/council member for the society.”
Powell said: “I am delighted to be joining the society’s council and look forward to contributing to the work carried out by the very diverse group. I hope that my 40 years of involvement with bereavement services in various roles, will assist the council with its future development plans.”