The National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI Ltd) was established on 1st April 2011 as a registered company limited by guarantee focusing on public service interpreting.
Our work is governed by a Board, which sets policy, strategic direction and financial priorities for the organisation's work in public service interpreting. 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, and 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 NRPSI, the interpreting profession and public service interpreters.
NRPSI Board Members
Madeleine Lee is a Dutch interpreter. She had a bilingual upbringing in the Netherlands before taking French and Dutch Studies at Hull University and then studying for a Master’s Degree in Modern European Cultures and Societies. Madeleine then went on to obtain the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) in Dutch/English Law. Through the years, Madeleine has supported NRPSI’s mission in different ways: she served two terms as an elected member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), was a contributor to the Professional Interpreters for Justice (PI4J) campaign, a member of NRPSI’s Disciplinary Committee panel for eight years and is now one of NRPSI’s non-executive directors. Madeleine is a Fellow of the CIOL, a Member of the Association of Police and Court Interpreters (APCI) and an Honorary Member of the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI). She has also been a NRPSI Registered Public Service Interpreter since 2005