Profiles - District 72 Executive

This page has profiles of the District 72 Executive, along with photos and email addresses. To see a full list of Excutive members, including field officers, please by download the District Directory (available to all members); a summary is available here.

District Director Celina Templeman DTM

Celina Templeman DTM

District 72 Director (

Thanks for having the confidence in voting me in to be your District Director.  Both David and myself have 4 boys between us, along with a 7-day horticultural business.  Toastmasters is our hobby, our fun-time, and our personal growth time. My goal as your District Director is to help you as a member along with your club, be the best you can be.  We have a wonderful District Executive team this year, who are eager, ready willing and very capable to provide help.  We have also provided them with extra training to assist you in achieving this mutual goal.

Progam Quality Director Carol Mitchell DTM

Carol Mitchell DTM

Programme Quality Director (

I am passionate about the members of D72 and having them receive a quality Toastmaster experience such as the one I have been fortunate enough to enjoy. With a little over 10 years as a member, I have received fantastic mentoring and personal development from my membership and wish to bring that to the table now for our members, along with assisting in their communication and leadership goals. Watching people grow gives me a real buzz and I encourage members or those wanting to join to contact me with any questions or if they want mentoring, I am here for them.

 Club Growth Director Diane Isherwood

Diane Isherwood DTM

Club Growth Director (

I have been a member of Toastmasters for nearly 15years.  I am passionate about Toastmasters and have held a range of District and club roles over the last 12 years. I have received so much from Toastmasters that I want to continue to give back to the members of District 72. As Club Growth Director, I am looking forward to supporting our members by encouraging them to grow both their communication and leadership skills, to grow our clubs, and to support our clubs to be quality clubs.  I look forward to working together with our clubs and District Leaders to ensure we bring a quality experience to all our members.

Public Relations Manager David O'Brien DTM

David O'Brien DTM

Public Relations Manager (

My Goal for this year is to keep the district membership informed as best we can with all the changes that have happened and changes that may happen in the future, I will try to promote toastmasters in a positive light where ever possible and work well as part of the District team.


Nicola Green ACB, ALB

District Finance Manager (

I am looking forward to my second term as District Finance Manager, having filled the role during the 2016-17 Toastmasters year. I have been a member of Toastmasters for 10 years and it has helped me immensely, both personally and professionally. Outside of Toastmasters I work as a Chartered Accountant in Christchurch. 

Allison Graham ACB, ALB

Administration Manager (

I joined Toastmasters five years ago after the death of my father. Like many people I didn't feel confident enough to speak at his funeral, even though I wanted to. He had been an excellent public speaker and I decided to see if the talent was passed on genetically.

Since joining Toastmasters I have held various roles in my local club including Vice President Membership, Vice President Education and President. I am currently on the Club's Executive Committee as Immediate Past President and was persuaded to fill the vacant role of District Administration Manager after the mid term resignation of the previous Admin Manager.

District Parliamentarian Ellie Young DTM

Ellie Young DTM

D72 Parliamentarian (

I've been a member of Toastmasters since 1999. I enjoy serving the members in any way possible. By serving I get the opportunity to say 'thank you ' to all who have given so much to me.


Immediate Past District DIrector Sarah Bate DTM

Sarah Bate DTM

Immediate past District Director (