Who can be the executor of a will?
Anybody aged at 18 and over can be an executor of a will. That includes anyone named as a beneficiary – however, they can’t be one of the official witnesses to your will. People commonly choose their spouse or civil partner, or their children, to be their executor.
As many as four executors can act at a time, but they all have to act jointly so it may not be a good idea to appoint that many. You could pick one member of your family and a professional, for example a solicitor. You’re allowed to choose substitute executors in case your original executor dies before (or around the same time) as you.