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NRPSI's Board

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

Steven Thacker is Managing Director of Sigma Consulting (UK) Ltd. He is also on the Board of four organisations, which includes being Vice Chair of the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI). Formerly a police Chief Superintendent, Stephen has held senior strategic positions as Divisional Commander, Deputy Director of HR and Head of Executive Support, as well as posts that include Head of Training and Career Development. He has also chaired discipline proceedings for the Secretary of State for Health, Health Care Commission, and Institute for Learning, as well as NRPSI, and is a member of the discipline committees for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and Chartered Institute for Management Accountants. Stephen has extensive HR and talent management experience, and holds an MA in Educational Research and Evaluation (M.Ed.). He conducted four years post graduate PhD research at the University of East Anglia Centre for Applied Research in Education, and is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning and Institute for Leadership and Management.

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