After Dinner Speakers

Amanda Lindhout

Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, Amanda Lindhout backpacked through Latin America, Laos, In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she travelled to Somalia-"the most dangerous place on earth." On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage fo ...

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Andrew Daddo

Mention the Daddo surname and it regularly receives a warm welcome around Australia. Andrew Daddo has been constant talent on television, stage and film for more than a decade. Also adding writer and accomplished author to the list with over 18 books to his name and regular column in the Sunday Herald. If you ask Andrew about himself he might tell you he is a fisherman (hopeless), golfer (woef ...

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Andrew Denton

By the end of its first season, 'Enough Rope' proved itself to be intelligent, provocative, must-see TV. Every Monday evening, one million viewers tuned in to see Andrew Denton conduct fascinating interviews with an eclectic range of individuals that included celebrities, politicians, activists, artists and unsung 'ordinary' people with their own compelling stories to tell. He has an uncanny knack ...

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Andrew Griffiths

Known for his ability to entertain, to inspire and to energise, Andrew Griffiths has become a highly sought after keynote speaker. Widely acknowledged as Australia's #1 Business Author, Andrew has ten books that are now sold in over fifty countries around the world. He is published by Allen & Unwin and Simon & Schuster, two of the biggest names in the publishing industry. Andrew is also an ene ...

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Angela Brewer

Internationally acclaimed opera singer, Angela Brewer trained at The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University under consecutive scholarships and graduated with first-class honours.

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Angus and Julia Stone

Angus & Julia Stone are a brother-sister duo from Newport on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. The music style is folk, acoustic and alternate. Their mother and father were both musical - they learned a lot of songs from their Dad's cover band. At very young ages, they were introduced to music by their father who made them join his school band. Julia played the trumpet, Angus the trombone ...

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Anh Do

Anh Do is one of Australia's most popular and well- loved comedians. He's done over 1500 comedy performances throughout Australia and Overseas. Anh's clean, corporate friendly material and absolute reliability make him one of the country's top corporate entertainers and a regular on TV. Anh left his job as a lawyer to become a corporate comedian. His background in the business world gives him a un ...

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Anna Bligh

Universally praised for unwaveringly strong, decisive leadership during a devastating natural disaster, Anna Bligh is a leader with truly bipartisan admiration from constituents and politicians alike. The first female Premier of Queensland, she is also the first Australian woman to be elected whilst already the leader of her party. During her tenure she drove social, education and environmenta ...

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Anne Sargeant

Anne's profile just keeps getting higher. She first made a name for herself as Captain of the Australian Netball Team. Almost single-handedly she has created the high public profile that Netball enjoys today. As a speaker she gives a brilliant presentation on balancing family and business life. ...

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Anthony Laye

Psychological Illusionist, Anthony Laye will make your next event a truly memorable occasion, with a show that is interactive, thought provoking, witty & entertaining. Your guests will be taken on a journey as Anthony seemingly infiltrates their minds, letting the audience experience what at first impressions would be deemed as impossible. You've never seen anything like Anthony Laye. As Australia's premier Mind Reader, the impact he will have on your audience, and your mind, can't be explained, but must be experienced.

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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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