An Executor is someone you appoint in your Will to deal with your instructions and the winding up of your estate. Needless to say this needs to be someone you have complete trust in.

It is normal to appoint 1 or 2 Executors (possibly with a substitute) and in the majority of cases this will suffice. In complex Wills dealing with business property and the like it is common to appoint 3 or 4 Executors.

A Trustee can also be appointed in you Will to look after any continuing trusts. Often an Executor is also appointed as a Trustee but this does not need to be the case. You may decide that you wish someone to act as an Executor but not as a Trustee and appoint a different person to act as a Trustee.