Trustees are the people appointed in your Will to look after your property or interests until your Will dictates when the asset(s) can pass onto your chosen beneficiaries. The trust might be simple, e.g. one governing the age of inheritance for your children or complex, e.g. one giving a life interest on your home or estate to your spouse to protect from remarriage or long term care. Executors and Trustees are often (but not necessarily) the same people.