After Dinner Speakers

Geoff Huegill

Geoff Huegill is one of the world's greatest Butterfly competitors and a tour de force for Australian swimming. His swimming achievements are impressive - he is a dual Olympic Silver and Bronze medallist, five times World Champion, eight time World Record holder, and seven times Commonwealth Gold Medallist, as well as having fourteen Australian National titles to his name. Geoff is considered one ...

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Geoff Knight

As speaker, Geoff Knight is vastly more than just the story he tells. His larger-than-life stage presence, authentic and vulnerable delivery, and compelling narrative connects deeply with audiences.

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George Casey

General Casey's father has commanded the first Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War and was killed in 1970 in a helicopter crash. In the same year, George Casey graduated from Georgetown University and joined the army. He rapidly rose through the ranks, relinquishing active field work to take up senior staff positions in the Pentagon. He initially served as Director of Strategic Plans and Polic ...

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Geraldine Cox

With the assistance of a Sydney couple and a grant from the Chase Foundation, Geraldine co-founded the Australia Cambodia Foundation. While the Foundation was becoming established, Geraldine earned a living working with then First Prime Minister, Prince Ranariddth, but following the coup she was left without a job. On the positive side however, it meant that she was able to spend more time on Foun ...

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Gerrard Gosens

Gerrard Gosens is recognised as one of the most outstanding people in Australia today. He was honoured with an Order of Australia (OAM) award which was conferred in recognition of his outstanding service to sport and to people who are blind or who have low vision. Later this year, Gerrard will also receive the Fervent Global Love of Lives Medal in Taiwan, which has been recognized by international ...

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Glen Boss

Glen explores his career which spanned from suffering a broken neck 5 years ago, facing the prospect of never walking again and developing the focus to go on to win 3 Melbourne Cups. In presentations he delivers to business groups, Glen, armed with footage of his big race successes, explains how his own strategic planning plays a major role in each challenge he faces, explaining that all circumsta ...

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Glenn A. Baker

Glenn A Baker occupies a unique niche in Australian entertainment. Music expert, intrepid traveller, radio and television presenter, best-selling author and effusive enthusiast; his face and voice have become extremely familiar over the past fifteen years. His capacity to elucidate upon his favourite topics, with accuracy and humour, has been likened to "talking under wet cement". His unique knowl ...

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Glynn Nicholas

There are not many keynote speakers in Australia who have the breadth of skills and experience as that of Glynn Nicholas. With rare personal warmth, intellectual clarity, and drawing on his 33 years as a Performer, Director and Theatre Producer, Glynn presents one of the most engaging and inspiring keynote addresses in the country. Emigrating alone at 19 to Australia from Wales, he built a ca ...

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Gordon Ramsay

Ramsay's first years in the kitchen were spent training under culinary luminaries such as Marco Pierre White and Albert Roux in London, after which he moved to France where he worked in the kitchens of Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon for three years where he was able to enhance his expertise in classic French cooking. In 1993, Gordon became chef of the newly opened Aubergine, within three years the re ...

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Grant Denyer

Dynamic presenter, host and racing car driver, Grant Denyer fast became one of Australia's most recognisable faces. Denyer won the fourth series of Dancing with the Stars, and also hosted the celebrity duet singing competition It Takes Two from 2006 to 2008. Denyer has also presented All Time Greatest Aussie Bloopers, Guinness World Records with co-host Shelley Craft, and Australia's Got Talent. ...

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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 Sharm, 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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