Jeremy Field joined CPJ Field & Co in 2005 and is our Managing Director. He’s Sussex born and bred, living with his family in the company’s heartlands.
As well as arranging and conducting funerals for families across the company, Jeremy like his father before him, has taken an active role in the wider funeral profession, working with government and other stakeholders to the funeral profession, always ensuring the needs and experiences of funeral directors and the families they serve are the central focus.
Jeremy was President of the National Association of Funeral Directors (the UKs largest and most inclusive trade body for funeral directors) from 2016/17. The prominent role he’s played for the NAFD over the years and, in particular during the COVID pandemic of 2020/22, resulted in him being awarded an OBE for services to the funeral profession in the 2022 New Year’s Honours.
Since 1999, Jeremy has been a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Upholders (an ancient guild of the City of London connected to funeral service) and in 2023 was presented a Master Certificate recognising excellence in funeral directing by the Lord Mayor of London.
Jeremy is an Ambassador for the Sussex Community Foundation and a supporter of the charity Project Eileen helping young people tackle the topic of death. He continues to support the NAFD in their Parliamentary advocacy and holds a seat on the Global Advisory Group for the National Funeral Directors Association (US trade association).
Family always comes first, and Jeremy loves nothing more than sharing his passion for rugby, sailing, theatre, music and the countryside with his family and friends. Jeremy believes the combination of the Field family motto “Care above all” and the historic motto of Sussex “We wunt be druv” could explain a great deal!