After Dinner Speakers

AC Grayling

One of the UK's most prolific public intellectuals and commentators on politics and ethics, Anthony Grayling has written and edited over twenty books on philosophy and other subjects. Among his most recent are The Good Book, Ideas That Matter, Liberty in the Age of Terror and To Set Prometheus Free. Anthony is Founder and Master of the New College of the Humanities, a private for-profit undergrad ...

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Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot is not only an Academy Award (TM) winning Animator, but also one of Australia's funniest, unique and most refreshing corporate speakers and entertainers. Adam has given his inspiring and motivating presentations to hundreds of groups all over the world. From the giants at Google and Apple to a bunch of hairdressers in Borneo, his anecdotes are timeless and extremely popular with a dive ...

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Adam Ferrier

Adam Ferrier is Australia's leading consumer psychologist and Chief Strategy Officer at the leading advertising agency, CumminsRoss. Highly engaging, Adam has the unique gift of being able to communicate complex issues in an entertaining, clear and enlightening way. That's why he is consistently regarded as one of the best and most interesting keynote speakers in the advertising, marketing and med ...

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Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw, an Australian lawyer and the 2010 winner of the second series of MasterChef Australia, defeating student Callum Hann in the final. Liaw was a young prodigy, completing year 11 at just 14 years old, enrolling in university at 16 and becoming a lawyer at 21; but there seemed little doubt that Liaw's world would eventually centre around cooking. "I first remember cooking when I was eight ...

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Adam Salzer

Adam Salzer, Director/Greater China at PricewaterhouseCoopers, is an economist by education and practice, with 20 years experience in high level strategic and management consultancy throughout Asia Pacific. Mr. Salzer has extensive experience in Greater China and was responsible for establishing the first HR joint venture consulting group between a Western HR company and a Chinese government minis ...

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Adrian Heath

Leadership is just like Music. When all the elements align, amazing things happen! In today's warp speed world there is accelerating demand for fast, exceptional results and the only way for businesses to achieve this is through expertly empowered staff. The challenge is that many leaders aren't congruent in their message, which leads to confused perceptions, amateur actions and rotten results. A ...

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Alan Jones

The son of Stan Jones, a famous hard living Australian racing star from the immediate post-war era, Alan was fired with a passion for motor racing from an early age. When a lucky break provided Alan with the chance of a drive in the Shadow team, he underlined his ability by scoring a fine victory in the 1977 Australian Grand Prix. In 1985 he received a tempting financial offer to re-emerge with ...

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Alexander Downer

Alexander Downer has earned respect all around the World as a man committed to making the World a better place and has enhanced Australia's position in the Global fraternity. His energy and passion is unsurpassed. He does not shirk the tough issues yet is driven by compassion when leading the World's response to events that have catastrophic effects on ordinary people. A gifted orator with a wonde ...

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Allan Fels

Professor Allan Fels is an Australian economist, lawyer and public servant. He was most widely known in his role as chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from its inception in 1995 until 30 June 2003. Upon his retirement from the ACCC he became foundation Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), a position which he continues to hold. He i ...

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Alvin Law

Alvin's story is about real-life challenge and triumph and is one that is impossible to forget. Alvin Law, (CSP, HoF) can be hard to define. It seems obvious when you see him, but when you experience his program, something indescribable takes place. He has no arms, so you think his program must be yet another example of someone overcoming a handicap. But ask Alvin and he'd say it's that very p ...

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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