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The Register is governed by a Board of Directors and Registration Panel of up to 11 members.

Registration Panel

Panel Member Category
Anna-Lena Nilsson Member with international experience of sign language interpreting register
Anne Coogan Member of the Deaf community
Ali Stewart Professional interpreting representative
Bernadette Ferguson Registered Irish Sign Language Interpreter
Brendan O’Dea (Panel Chair) External registration panel member
Eamon Power Member with legal expertise
Kevin Stanley Member of the Deaf community
Lorraine Leeson Academic expert in interpreting or Deaf studies
Teresa Lynch Member of the Deaf community
Vacant Public body representative
Vacant Representative of appointing body

RISLI Structure

  • Board of Directors
  • Registration Panel
  • Complaints Sub-committee
  • Appeals Panel
  • Panel of Assessors, to develop and carry out practical and knowledge-based skills assessments and audit of interpreters
  • Secretariat who provides administrative support to the register