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.

Diane Isherwood DTM

District 72 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 support and development from Toastmasters that I want to continue to give back to the members of District 72. As District 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 Executive Team to ensure we bring a quality experience to all our members.

Stephen Preston DTM

Programme Quality Director (

I truly believe that Toastmasters is the best learning environment for helping people unleash their potential in communication and leadership and find their voice. With 6 years of experience on the District Executive, I have developed a strong understanding of the processes, and the underlying protocols and governance, that support the District in achieving its mission to "build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence". I look forward to putting my experience into play to support the District, its clubs and members in my role as Programme Quality Director for District 72 in the 2019/20 year.



Basil Moskovis DTM

Club Growth Director (

As your Club Growth Director for this year I will bring up you up front leadership, passion and enthusiasm to the role. I have being in Toastmasters for over 12years and have held a many roles over that time. I work in the Fibre and Data Commutations industry. I have also worked many years in sales and customer service. I have held many governance positions both nationally and locally in the community. Toastmasters has giving me so much and helped me achieve so much in life. I hope to be able to give back to the Toastmasters of our District something of what I have learned for the betterment of all our members.

I believe as a District we need to expose as many people to the Toastmasters experience. A strong marketing campaign is required for this to happen. In so doing this we can strength our current clubs and look to build new ones in the future.  

I am looking forward to working with you all.



Kendall Eade DTM

Public Relations Manager (

I began Toastmasters in 2015 and quickly found a passion for it. I love the diversity of the members and hearing people's stories. I have stepped out of my comfort zone this year going into the PRM role but will do my best to promote Toastmasters and share the benefits it offers. I would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or ideas.



Philip Smith ACS, ALB

District Finance Manager (

I am looking forward to my term as District Finance Manager, having so far avoided the Treasurer role for either of my clubs. I have been a member of Toastmasters for about 9 years and it has helped me immensely, both personally and professionally. Outside of Toastmasters I work as an Accountant in Wellington and try to cling to my youth through sport (hockey and squash).


Denis McCord DTM

D72 Parliamentarian (

I bring many active years  in Toastmasters, and passion for what Toastmasters membership and its communication and leadership programme achieves for the individual.  My leadership roles includes Area Governor, Division Governor,  Lt Governor Marketing, Lt Governor Education & Training, District Governor 2010-2011, Brand Ambassador 2012, Chair District 72 Nominating Committee for 2011-2012, Chair District 112 Leadership Committee for 2018-2019.

My contribution this year is towards governance and encouraging members to take an active interest in governance / meeting procedures to assist them in their leadership roles, and also be in a better position to contribute in the community.

Celina Templeman DTM

Immediate past District Director (

As Immediate Past District Director, my role now is to act as Mentor to the 2019/2020 District Leadership Team, and undertake any other role that is asked of me by your District 72 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.   I look forward to being here in a supportive role to aid, support and advise where asked and where necessary.   Many Thanks.