BRAMM appoints Board member Yvonne Colverston as first Executive Officer

Yvonne Colverston
Yvonne Colverston
Yvonne Colverston, who BRAMM has appointed as it first national Executive Officer.

BRAMM, the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons, has created a new position of Executive Officer and appointed Yvonne Colverston, who has been on the BRAMM Board for several years, to the post.

The creation of the role to head BRAMM’s administration follows the departure of Vanessa Braithwaite, who was the organisation’s Administrator for the past six-and-a-half years.

Developing the position into Executive Officer reflects the growth of BRAMM and the level of work now being carried out by the organisation.

Yvonne has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and was previously a Senior Advisor and Induction Support Officer with The Society of Local Council Clerks. She has an in-depth knowledge of cemetery management, legislation and best practice in the memorial industry.

Announcing Yvonne’s appointment, the BRAMM Board says: “Due to exponential growth in BRAMM registered companies, fixers and burial authorities, we have taken the decision to appoint a national Executive Officer who will manage BRAMM services and provide legal and procedural advice and support to Burial Authorities.

“The position will also further develop BRAMM’s presence within the industry by working closely with UK burial authority organisations and providing appropriate training and best practice advice to memorial masons.

“We would like to wish Yvonne success in her new role to support the ambitious plans of BRAMM to continue to improve standards within the industry.”

Yvonne will work alongside Phil Potts, who works part-time as BRAMM’s Development Officer.