Our Management Team

Steven Mears
Steven Mears

Group CEO

Office +44 (0)20 3455 0305

Steven is founder of the Steven Mears Group and overseas all aspects of the business. Now paying particular attention to Mears Repatriation.
The Group is proud to carry out some 1000 Funerals and Repatriations a year.
Steven also has a funeral business in Cheshire, with branches in Runcorn and Warrington, and a significant presence on the web, (uk-funerals.co.uk)
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Steve Ryan

General Manager

Steve is a second generation Funeral Director with over 35 years of experience in Funeral Directing and International Repatriations. A Hampshire resident, Steve is very proud to join the Mears team, and looks forward to leading the development of Mears of Southampton and serving the local communities of which he has come to know.

Sharon Wickes
Sharon Wickes

International Manager

Office +44 (0)20 3455 0305

Sharon has previously worked for a very prominent Independent Funeral Directors that was recently acquired by a large Corporate Group.
As a Company, Mears Repatriation, are delighted that Sharon has decided that the Corporate Funeral Directors is not for her and that her working ethics are directly in line with ours.
Patrizia DeFabiani
Patrizia DeFabiani

International Manager

Office +44 (0)20 3455 0305

Patrizia has worked for
Steven for over ten years
and has a vast knowledge of all aspects of the repatriation business.
She is our main coordinator with all our overseas partner companies using her multi language skills.
Patrizia originates from Italy.
Chris Jackson Manager - Manchester
Chris Jackson

Manager - Manchester

Office +44 (0)1928 611 611

Chris started working for The Steven Mears Group some fifteen years ago in London and is now the Managing Director of Mears and Jackson.

He pays particular attention to all our repatriations that originate in the north of the United Kingdom.

Chris is based at our Runcorn office.
Lisa McDermott Managing Funeral Director
Lisa McDermott

Managing Funeral Director

Office +44 (0)20 3455 0305

Lisa is the Managing Director of Mears Family Funerals and as such her main responsibilities are to our local traditional funerals.
For Mears Repatriation she organises all our church and remembrance services.

Our silver or black hearse and limousines are available for these services.
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