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NRPST's Board

The National Register of Public Service Translators is managed by and is part of NRPSI Ltd, which was established on 1st April 2011 as a registered company limited by guarantee.

Our work is governed by a Board, which sets policy, strategic direction and financial priorities. The Board consists of seven Non-Executive Directors of whom four, including the chair, are lay members and three are registered translators/interpreters. All seven Directors were selected through a competitive process by an independent appointments panel. The Directors duties are owed to the company only.

While it is important that within its membership the Board contains a range of skills and experience, no Director represents or acts on behalf of any third party or interest in conducting the affairs of NRPSI Ltd on behalf of either the Register for interpreters or the newly launched register of translators.

Procedures are in place requiring a Director to make a declaration of actual or potential conflicts of interest on an issue and if necessary to be excluded from any decisions on that issue.

Board members at all times are responsible for promoting and maintaining the public's trust and confidence in the integrity of NRPSI, NRPST and the interpreting and translating professions.

NRPST Board Members

Ann Mealor is Chief Executive of WilliamJack, an independent public relations consultancy, and Associate Lecturer at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts. She is also Head of Communications & Business Development for the International Travel Writers Alliance, the world’s largest association of professional travel journalists, and Managing Editor of Allways Traveller. Ann began her career in local government PR, advancing to Head of Communications at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. In 1997, she joined the then Institute of Public Relations (IPR). As Head of PR, Deputy Director General and, finally, Interim Chief Executive, she supported the development of the Institute through to it achieving Chartered status, and played a key role in helping the CIPR to more than double its membership to over 9,500 and quadruple its turnover to over £4m. An experienced and effective communicator with senior management and board level experience, she is committed to best practice and encouraging it in others. Ann is a CIPR Fellow and Accredited Practitioner.

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