The National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) is pleased to announce two new senior appointments -
- Stephen Bishop as Executive Director
- Silvina Katz as Non-Executive Practitioner Board member
“We are delighted that Stephen and Silvina have joined us and look forward to working with them to build on the achievements we have enjoyed over the past year. Their expertise and experience will be of great value in helping us to deliver on our strategic aim to maintain professional interpreting standards through course accreditation and continuous professional development. I would also like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Board to thank Jessica Myint Thinn for helping us to achieve what we have to date.”
Chair of NRPSI
Stephen Bishop as Executive Director
Stephen replaces Jessica Myint Thinn, who successfully directed NRPSI’s transformation programme during its critical first year before leaving to spend more time with her family, and will have responsibility for delivering NRPSI’s strategy to maintain and develop professional interpreting standards. Stephen has a background in professional publishing and extensive experience in serving the needs of practitioners pursuing continuous professional development (CPD). From 1997 to 2010, Stephen was General Manager at the British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery, a registered charity, where he played a central role in moving delivery of its CPD programme online.
Stephen Bishop: “I’m pleased to be joining an organisation that is so well regarded by its users. My aim is to maintain the rigour of the National Register and its regulation, while exploring ways that we can help interpreters to enhance their professional skills.”
Silvina Katz as Non-Executive Practitioner Board member*
Silvina has more than 30 years’ experience as an interpreter and translator, working for a range of organisations including the Police, Courts and Prison Service. She has worked as a language tutor for many years and as an associate university lecturer on DPSI courses specialising in Law and Health.
Silvina Katz: "I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board and Registrants to help NRPSI to maintain and develop professional standards, thereby protecting professional interpreters and the users of their services."