After Dinner Speakers

W Mitchell

Challenge. We all face challenges of varying degrees every day, whether its professional or personal, large or small, immediate or over time. And change - some invited, some unasked for - is our biggest challenge. The title of W Mitchell's newest book is also his philosophy on life - 'IT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, ...IT'S WHAT YOU DO ABOUT IT'. This expert on taking responsibility for change shows ...

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Warren Brown

Warren Brown has been a full-time editorial newspaper cartoonist since the 80's and is currently cartoonist for the Sydney 'Daily Telegraph'. He's also a keen history buff who likes to spend his weekends turning spanners and skinning his knuckles on vintage and historic cars. He's a regular on television current affairs programs and has a weekly motoring column, 'Warren's Wheels' in the Friday e ...

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Warren MacDonald

Challenging times call for a shift in perspective. Warren Macdonald's inspirational story and powerful message of hope deliver life-changing insight on not only navigating, but embracing change; with focus, energy and confidence. His unique perspective on change management will help foster a mindset in your team that seeks opportunities; not obstacles. As a keynote speaker, Warren works with innov ...

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Wayne Pearce

Wayne Pearce is a prominent sporting personality who injects interest, humour and hard won success stories into the conference agenda. After seven years as a professional Rugby League coach Wayne still enjoys his current involvement in Rugby League as a Fox sports commentator, however since leaving club coaching in September 2000, his main focus now is corporate speaking, corporate teambuilding an ...

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Wendell Sailor

Wendell Sailor is an exceptional sportsman who is revered as one of Australia's best dual code rugby football players and one of rugby league's greatest wingers of all time. During his rugby league career, Wendell Sailor played 19 Tests for Australia, five of which were in Super League, and 17 State of Origin matches for Queensland, three of them being Super League. During his time in rugby un ...

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Wendy Harmer

Wendy Harmer is Australia's best known comedienne. Wendy was the host of the ABC TV series The Big Gig, co-starred in the critically acclaimed World Series Debates with Andrew Denton in 1993/94 for ABC TV and in 1990 she had her own TV chat show, In Harmer's Way. Wendy joined Sydney's top rating radio station 2Day FM in 1993 to lead the Breakfast show team. She remained at 2DayFM for 11 years con ...

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Wil Hagon

Freelance motoring journalist, broadcaster and author. Motor racing commentator, in Australia and England for 32 years. Worked for all free-to-air TV channels, as well as Foxtel and Optus. ATN 7 for 11 years at Bathurst, SBS when Wayne Gardiner won his world championship, Ch 9 motoring segments on Midday with Ray Martin. Currently with ABC Radio nationally for both motor sport (Grandstand) and ...

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Will Elrick

Will has climbed, trekked and travelled to some of the highest and isolated rugged places in the world, with only the use of one leg and his crutches. He is also the first person to receive the status of black belt in Wing Chun completely with one leg, and performing as if he had two. Will has just returned from completing the Kokoda track, with his team raising over $25,000 for the White Ribbon F ...

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Will Greenwood

Will Greenwood is not one to shy away from high pressure, highly competitive situations. Having started working life on London's City trading floor he went on to become the second highest try scorer in English rugby history and helped power England to victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2003. He is widely regarded as one of England's greatest ever rugby players, as well as one of the sport's most en ...

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William Mulholland

A lawyer, actor, singer, former professional dancer and member of the original Melbourne cast of Cats, William cut his teeth in the world of musical theatre and dance. With his extensive theatrical, corporate and legal background and highly developed research and preparation skills, William is comfortable in a range of presentation formats, programs and venues. ...

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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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