Who’s who: Executors and other key people
Who is a beneficiary?
A beneficiary is any person or organisation who is left anything under a will.
Note: If a person is named as a beneficiary, they should not be a witness to the signing of the will. If they witness the will, they, and their spouse, civil union partner or de facto partner, will usually lose any entitlement under the will (see “Who can be a witness to the making of my will?” in this chapter).