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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

Ted Sangster's career has spanned both public and private sectors, large and small companies, as well as commercial and not-for-profit organisations. He spent 20 years with Sealink and its privatised successors (Sea Containers then Stena), becoming Operations Director in Scotland for ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne and Director General in London for BIFA – the trade association and professional institute for the UK's freight forwarding industry. Ted returned to Wales in 1998 as Chief Executive of Milford Haven Port Authority, where he remained until retiring in April 2010. He has been a chair and non-executive director of a number of organisations. Current positions held include Chair of the enterprise company PBI, the science and education charity the Darwin Centre, the Pembrokeshire Haven Business Group, as well as the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI). He is a Chartered Director and a FCILT and FCMI.

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