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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

Silvina Katz has more than 30 years' experience as an interpreter and translator, working for a range of organisations including the Police, Courts and Prison Service. Silvina has worked as a language tutor for many years and as an associate university lecturer on Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) courses specialising in Law and Health. With a career spanning over 20 years in local government, she is responsible for Corporate Policy and Consultation for a large district council.

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