The National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI Ltd) 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 NRPSI Board consists of seven Non-Executive Directors of whom four, including the chair, are lay members and three are registered 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, including that of acting as a professional interpreter, no Director represents or acts on behalf of any third party or interest in conducting the affairs of NRPSI. Procedures are in place that require 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 both NRPSI and the interpreting profession.
NRPSI 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.