After Dinner Speakers

Richard Champion

Richard has had a football career spanning 14 years, including 10 years with the Brisbane Bears / Lions. Qualifying for entry to the AFL's prestigious 200 Club at the conclusion of his career, Richard Champion won lavish praise from coach Leigh Matthews. He was awarded Brisbane Lions Life Membership at the end of the 2000 season for his 10 years of loyal service to the club. Richard has a multi-t ...

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Richard de Crespigny

Captain Richard de Crespigny is one of Qantas' most senior pilots. He and his crew created international headlines November 2010 when their Qantas A380, flying over Batam Island en route from Singapore to Sydney, suffered an uncontained engine failure and was forced to make an emergency return landing at Singapore's Changi Airport. Carrying a total of 469 passengers and crew, the four-engine air ...

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Richard Dreyfuss

From Jaws to Close Encounters of the Third Kind to Mr. Holland's Opus, Oscar-winning Richard Dreyfuss has always been one of our most versatile and charismatic actors. His most rewarding role, however, is the one he serves as an outspoken political and social activist. At the top of his list is the acute need for revitalizing the true meaning of civics and to make it exciting and relevant again, ...

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Richard Phillips

For five days in April 2009, the world was glued to their TV screens as Captain Richard Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship, the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years. ...

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Richard Stubbs

Richard Stubbs - is most well known as Australia's finest stand-up comedian. His rare experience of hosting 120 'Tonight Live' shows on Friday evenings nationally on Channel 7 and various other variety shows, has provided Richard with quick thinking and entertaining problem solving techniques. He has the ability to pull an event back into line successfully where most hosts fail. Richard's stro ...

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Ricki-Lee Coulter

Australian Idol brought to Ricki-Lee instant fame and popularity. Since then she has gone on to huge success with co-hosting NOVA 969's Merrick, Dools & Ricki-Lee's morning program & co-host of Australian Idol - seasons 6 & 7. She has released 4 independent albums reaching gold and platinum on the Australian charts. Ricki-lee has also had international success with her single 'Can't Touch It' bei ...

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Ricky Ponting

Ricky is a past captain of Australia's cricket team and one of the most decorated players in the history of the game. Recently retired, he is Australia's leading run scorer in both Test and ODI formats, has won more Test and ODI cricket matches both as player and captain than any other Australian cricketer and is second only to Sachin Tendulkar in total runs scored in Test match cricket. Ricky is ...

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Rob Carlton

Rob is a market leader in hosting Corporate Events. His range of skills includes hosting debates, 'hypotheticals', think tanks, strategic visioning as well as the usual comedic gala dinners, conferencing and team building days. Whilst studying at the University of Sydney Rob was a champion debater and public speaker. His humour and MC background stems from his work as a professional Theatresports ...

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Rob Lilwall

Rob Lilwall is an adventurer, author, and keynote speaker with independent adventures by bicycle and foot across 50,000 miles (80,000 km) of the world, including through Siberia, Tibet and Mongolia in winter, as well as Papua New Guinea, Australia, China, Iran and Afghanistan.

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Robbi Mack

Robbi Mack is the ‘Queen of HeartBeatz’ and has a passion for inspiring and amplifying the potential found in human connection. Robbi empowers people with the tools to integrate our minds, with messages from the heart. An expert in emotional intelligence she innately understands the importance of self-awareness, self-management, and the power of empathy in becoming our greatest selves.

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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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