What is an executor? Executors will be specifically named in the Will. They ensure that your wishes are correctly carried out, and sort out the administrative details of the Will – selling any assets, settling any tax or other debts, and then paying any gifts to family, friends or charity. Most people appoint two executors to share the work involved - however there can be a maximum of four people named as executors to any one Will. Your executors could be family, close friends or a professional such as your solicitor.