We are delighted to announce that Steve Doswell, MCIL and Chartered Linguist, has been elected by vote of CIOL Council to follow Judith Gabler as Chair of Council at the end of her term.
Steve has degree-level French, diploma level Spanish, intermediate German and continues to learn Slovene. Midway through his first term as a member of Council, he said:
“I would like to support and serve the Chartered Institute of Linguists by ensuring that Council continues to provide CIOL with the high standard of governance it has achieved under the present Chair. I look forward to bringing to the role an understanding of the mission, priorities, workings and leadership of professional and membership bodies from my experience as CEO of the Institute of Internal Communication, and in voluntary roles over many years.”
“Languages and cultures have been a central feature of my life - in work, through living abroad and in my personal life within an Anglo-Caribbean household and I am delighted to be a part of Council which embodies this in its own composition. This is a strength and an asset to be nurtured. As Chair of Council, my aim will be to use my own experience, background, passion and commitment to encourage the whole governance team to champion CIOL, uphold the terms of its Charter, support CIOL's management, and to serve the best interests of its members.”
Steve will take on the role of Chair when Judith Gabler completes her term in April 2023.