David Templeman DTM
International Director, Region 12
David Templeman, DTM, of Christchurch, New Zealand, is the owner and managing of D&C Templeman Ltd., a horticulture business that he founded in 1987. Over the last 30 years, Templeman has grown his company from a small start-up into a limited liability company with three diversified divisions, ranging from production to end-product sales. “I am known as an industry leader in New Zealand, one who frequently initiates innovative cultivation methods and product trends,” he says. His responsibilities include setting forth the vision and strategy for the company, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations.
Templeman holds diplomas in sales, sales management, marketing, international marketing, and business studies. He is a past board member of the sales and marketing panel of the New Zealand Institute of Management. He has an extensive background in volunteer work, including volunteering at the Canterbury Working Dog Association, the New Zealand Flower Growers Association and the National Speakers Association.
A Toastmaster since 1995, Templeman is a member of his home club, the Bay Harbour Toastmasters Club, in Christchurch. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.
He says, “The communication and leadership skills I have developed at Toastmasters have given me the interpersonal skills and confidence to take my business to heights I never dreamed were possible.”
As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Templeman is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.