Profiles - District 72 Executive

This page has profiles of the District 72 Executive, along with photos and email addresses.

District Director 2016/17
David Templeman DTM

David Templeman DTM.

I consider it an honour to serve as your District Director this year. My vision is "empowering you to be your best", because as an organisation dedicated to personal growth, we always need the support of those around us to help us reach our potential.

I have been a Toastmaster for 20 years, but still learn and make new friends at every meeting I attend.


Program Quality Director 2016/17
Sarah Bate DTM

Sarah Bate DTM.

As a passionate and experienced Toastmaster, I look forward to bringing my vision for developing membership in Toastmasters within New Zealand (District 72) to the role of Programme Quality Director 2016/17.  With a strong focus on servant leadership and working for the members, I believe the key elements to ensuring the success of District 72 Clubs and Leaders revolve around focusing on the critical success factors, as specified by the district educational and membership goals; ensuring that each club effectively fulfills its responsibilities to its members; and providing effective training and leadership development opportunities for club and district officers.


Club Growth Director 2016/17
Toni Sharp QSM, DTM 

Toni Sharp QSM DTM.

I encourage team work and interaction in order to ensure Members, Area's, Division's and District 72 will have the opportunity to meet our respective goals during the course of this Toastmasters year.  With a united front, enhanced communication, supportive leadership and an inclusive attitude there is no reason why we are not all able to achieve.  I encourage you to contact me should you have any questions, require support or need any assistance at all with either existing clubs or new clubs you are keen to start.  


Public Relations Manager 2016/17
Rob Woolley ACB CL

Rob Woolley.

Since 2007, I have been on a journey of personal growth and development fuelled by a quote from American writer and philosopher, Elbert Hubbard, "the greatest mistake you can make is to continually fear you may make one." Toastmasters has provided me with many opportunities in leadership and communication and, although sometimes we wonder if we will make mistakes and fall, we know someone will be there to lift us up and show us the way. Consequently, I have met many inspiring people committed to helping others or leading by example, to them, thank you!

Last year, as District trainer, I developed a wider understanding of Toastmasters, training and District 72. This year, as Public Relations Manager, I hope to deepen that understanding and work toward two goals; 1/ develop communication between members, clubs and District, and 2/ publicise the benefits of Toastmasters so the public may learn how they, too, can benefit both personally and professionally in the supportive and friendly environment that is Toastmasters.

Finance Manager 2016/17
Nicola Green ACB ALB

Nicola Green.

I am proud to serve the District as Finance Manager and am looking forward to a great year working alongside an amazing team of District Leaders.  I have been a Toastmaster for 8 years and it has helped me immensely, both personally and professionally. Outside of Toastmasters I work as a Chartered Accountant for a "Big 4" accounting firm. 


Administration Manager  2016/17
Fiona Hodge ACB ALB

Fiona Hodge.

At the Motueka Toastmasters club we have a phrase when asked to do a new role.  "Say YES and worry about it later".  That phrase has resulted in me taking on Committee roles, Area Governor G5, Assistant Director Education and Training and competing at District level in the International Speech Contest.  I am looking forward to this new challenge, the learning it will bring and the assistance I hope to provide.

I truly believe that Toastmasters provides the skills we need to be open to the opportunities.


District Parliamentarian  2016/17
Chrissy Meyer DTM

District Parliamentarian Chrissy Meyer DTM.

I joined Toastmasters in 1994 in Hamilton before moving to Tauranga in 1996 and continued with Toastmasters.   Held most club executive roles, been an Area and Division Governor along with being District Governor 2008-2009 taking the District to Distinguished status.    Opening doors of opportunity is my motto for everyone who joins Toastmasters. 


Immediate Past District Director 2015/16
Carol Mitchell DTM

Carol Mitchell DTM

I am a proud Toastmaster and honoured to have been District Director for the 2015-16 year. Toastmasters is a constant teacher, with the last year providing many lessons and opportunities both professionally and personally. The friendships I have made will always be a huge part of my life regardless of where my journey takes me and I will be forever grateful for those along with the support and loyalty provided by many in the District over the years. I chose to grow rather than go through the year, which meant success regardless of the result.