The Toastmasters International president, Morag Mathieson, DTM, assumes the role of Chief Guest at OVATION
2024, marking a significant moment in the event’s history. A Toastmaster since 2006, Mathieson is a proud member
of the Erlangen Toastmasters in Bavaria, Germany. Throughout her Toastmasters journey, she has held
distinguished leadership positions and achieved the esteemed Distinguished Toastmaster designation,
demonstrating her commitment to personal and professional growth.
Hailing from Moehrendorf, Germany, Mathieson boasts an impressive background as a self-employed professional
development consultant and the chair of the Board of the child sponsorship charity Living Water Germany e.V.
Prior to her current roles, she held prominent positions in the pharmaceutical industry, showcasing her prowess
in strategy development and service delivery.
Equipped with a master’s degree in business administration from The Open University in Milton Keynes, England,
Mathieson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her various endeavors. She has served on pharmacy
services boards of government departments in both Scotland and Northern Ireland and has been instrumental in
shaping business concepts for the Alliance Pharmacy.
Mathieson emphasizes the transformative power of Toastmasters, citing confidence growth as the key benefit for
members. Through effective communication and leadership development, she believes individuals can make a
positive impact in all facets of their lives.
As the International President of Toastmasters International, Mathieson serves as a beacon of inspiration and
guidance for members worldwide. In her role, she collaborates with the Board of Directors to uphold the
organization’s mission and support its global community of communicators and leaders.
The inclusion of Morag Mathieson as the Chief Guest at OVATION 2024 underscores the event’s commitment to
excellence and empowerment. Attendees can anticipate gaining valuable insights and inspiration from her
leadership journey and leveraging her expertise to further their own personal and professional development.
Since its inception in 2006, OVATION has been a beacon for aspiring leaders and communicators worldwide. This
annual event, hosted by District 82 of Toastmasters International, celebrates the achievements of its members and
provides a platform for growth, inspiration, and connection. Through champion speakers, educational workshops,
and recognition of excellence, OVATION continues to empower individuals to reach their full potential in
communication and leadership

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