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
Phil Muriel was appointed to the NRPSI Board as a non-executive director in 2022 and has served on the NRPSI Admissions Committee since 2021. Phil is an experienced and highly qualified medical and legal interpreter and translator, holds the Diploma in Translation (Law/Business), the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) in Law and the DPSI in Health. He has also achieved the status of Chartered Linguist. Phil is also an experienced lecturer and qualified tutor. With over 20 years’ experience as an interpreter, Phil has trained more than 700 candidates to qualify as Community or DPSI interpreters and was awarded the Nuffield Trophy for the best DPSI class result in the UK in 2011. Phil has also successfully mentored students preparing for the Dip Trans exam as well as MA in Translation students at Durham University, sharing with them his 13 years’ experience as a legal translator. Phil is also a singer songwriter and freelance musician.