After Dinner Speakers

Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell is an aviator at heart, an adventurer of spirit and young man with an amazing story to tell. He has achieved more in less than two decades than what most will in a lifetime. At 15 he became the youngest pilot in Australia, at 18 he had a commercial pilot's licence and a little over a year after that he made international headlines. In June 2013, Campbell, then just 19-years-old, se ...

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Sally Pearson

Olympic gold medalist for the 100m hurdles in London, Sally Pearson is an outstanding athlete with incredible ability, Sally was born in Sydney and moved to the Gold Coast when she was eight years old. It was there, while still in primary school, that her athletic talents were first noticed. At 14, she won the Australian under-20 100m title. In November 2011 the International Association of At ...

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Sam Cawthorn

Sam is a thought leader and expert in not only bouncing back, but bouncing forward. He is the CEO for Empowering Enterprises and has been featured in USA Today and the New York Times. He is also a State Winner for the Young Australian of the Year.

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Sam Kekovich

Sam Kekovich is one of the real personalities of AFL football. A previous star player with North Melbourne and Collingwood Kekovich was a fine contributor to North Melbourne's first Premiership victory in 1975. Sam's presentations are always anecdotal and extremely humorous as he brings together all his best stories and the characters he has encountered over the last 30 plus years of his involvem ...

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Sam McCool

World-class emcee, comedian, keynote speaker and entrepreneur. He is also distinguished debater, voiceover artist and expert in specifically tailored event hoaxes.

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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson has established himself as one of Australia's busiest actors. He has been working in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. He is widely recognised for his role as Evan Wylde in the critically acclaimed series The Secret Life of Us and in more recent times playing Operations Intelligence Officer Leon Broznicin Rush. In 2013 Sam set off on his unicycle to ride around Australia ...

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Sarah McKenzie

Sarah McKenzie is passionate about jazz with an added pinch of blues and soul; she composes her own material, as well as plays her own arrangements of popular jazz standards. At 22 years of age, pianist, vocalist and composer Sarah is already a musician of remarkable flare and technique. She works regularly with her own group the 'Sarah McKenzie Septet', which has featured some of the best musici ...

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Scott Rankin

Scott Rankin, best described as a Social and Cultural Innovator. Scott, his projects and Big hART Inc - the not for profit charity he founded - have received 8 Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) Awards; 2 Premier's Literary awards; a Human Rights Award (arts); World Health Organization Award for Safe Communities; 3 Green Room Awards - including Most Innovative Production and Best Direction ...

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Sean Richardson

Performance psychologist to professional athletes, performing artists, and successful CEOs, Sean Richardson brings an Olympic level of commitment to excellence in his work with clients. Whilst high performance is the goal, Sean is also aware that many people get stopped by personal 'stuff' and by what goes on inside their heads - personal barriers often get in the way of even the most ambitious go ...

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Sebastian Terry

What started as one man's journey to find purpose in life has grown into a global movement of people chasing their dreams and helping others do the same. Turned into an internationally published book, a Discovery Networks documentary and most importantly an interactive website for people to share their goals.

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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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