After Dinner Speakers

Christine Nixon

Christine Nixon is the head of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority, an authority created to rebuild communities following Victoria's devastating bushfires of February 2009. Prior to this appointment she was the 19th Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, the first woman to become a police commissioner in Australia. Nixon was a police officer for over thirty years and prio ...

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Clint Paddison

Clint Paddison is one of Australia's finest stand-up comedians. Admired for his fresh and intelligent style of stand up comedy, Clint is a regular at all of the major comedy venues in the country. As a corporate entertainer or MC, Clint can deliver high-quality, clean humour to major events. Clint has dozens of satisfied clients including The Australian Wallabies, Pizza Hut and BP. ...

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Cold Chisel

Cold Chisel are one of the most acclaimed Australian rock bands of all time, with a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s and huge sales that continue to this day. ...

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Commando Steve Willis

Commando Steve is a highly qualified and inspirational fitness coach and athlete, who served within the Australian Special Forces, where he was a counter-terrorism team commander. He has been one of the elite team of trainers on The Biggest Loser since series two. When he is not filming he is coaching CrossFit, a training system in which he specialises. Steve trains and lives in Kogarah with his w ...

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Corporal Mark Donaldson

Corporal Donaldson enlisted into the Australian Army and entered recruit training at the Army Recruit Training Centre, Kapooka, NSW. He demonstrated an early aptitude for soldiering and was awarded the prizes for best shot and best at physical training in his platoon. Subsequently he was allocated to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps and posted to the school of infantry at Singleton, NSW, where ...

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Craig Foster

Craig Foster is one of Australia's most well known and well respected footballing identities. He achieved on-field success in both England and Australia before moving into the media as an expert commentator and analyst. Today, he remains a valuable member of SBS' weekly football forum The World Game and is a regular commentator for the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup Final matches. He also formed ...

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Damien Leith

Damien Leith's musical odyssey has been nothing short of extraordinary, one which has played out before the eyes of a captivated nation. The Irish-born troubadour's career went stratospheric when he appeared on, and subsequently won, the 2006 edition of Australian Idol. Along the way, Leith's touching songs have captured millions of hearts and multiple platinum awards. The singer-songwriter's jour ...

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Danny Fai Fai

It doesn't matter whether you are 7 or 70 years old, Dannys outstanding vocal ability and pure entertainment energy will leave you with a truly UNFORGETTABLE experience. Since 1993, Danny has continually performed throughout Australia and New Zealand. Danny has performed at various private and corporate functions, the Brisbane, Melbourne, and Gold Coast Casinos, overseas performances and select l ...

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Danny Green

Danny 'The Green Machine' Green is an Australian professional boxer and a three-time world boxing champion. Danny developed a reputation as a knockout puncher during his very first amateur fight when he KO'd a more experienced opponent in the West Australian amateurs. Displaying a frightening ferocity and explosiveness in the ring, Danny achieved his goals as an amateur by winning various state, ...

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Danny McMaster

A seasoned world traveller, Danny, one of the world's best impressionists, is now back in his native Australia performing after working the length and breadth of the USA. Whether it was headlining the Hollywood Improv, the Las Vegas' Riviera Hotel or corporate gigs in California, Florida, Washington, New York or Pennsylvania, Danny has been doing it all. Now he's back home 'among the gum trees' do ...

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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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