CEO/Entrepreneur Speakers

Ovations' Entrepreneur and CEO Speakers come from the wide breadth of accomplished business leaders - the movers and shakers of commercial enterprise. These are the industry geniuses who have disrupted markets, blazed new trails and created commercial empires, highly sought after for their business acumen and vast experience. Give your guests the best advice available, directly from those accomplished leaders who know the most.

Eve Ash

Eve Ash is one of Australia's most successful producers of training films, television and multimedia packages. Eve was a national winner of the Telstra Businesswomen's awards for Business Owner, as well as winning over 130 international awards for creativity and excellence. Eve trained and worked as a psychologist, and is now a published author and popular public speaker. Her book Rewrite Your Lif ...

Fraser Doherty

Fraser Doherty is the founder of SuperJam, the 100% fruit jam company. He started the company at the age of fourteen, using his Gran's recipes. Since then, SuperJam has grown to supply over 2,000 supermarkets around the world, selling millions of jars along the way. SuperJam has been entered into the National Museum of Scotland as an 'Iconic Scottish Brand', has won over 20 innovation awards and ...

Fred Chaney

Fred Chaney AO is a former Western Australian politician who, until April 2007, held the position of deputy chairman of the Australian Native Title Tribunal and is Chair of Desert Knowledge Australia and on the Board of Directors of Reconciliation Australia. Chaney was born in Perth, Western Australia and educated at the University of Western Australia. He practised law and was admitted as a ba ...

Gary Vaynerchuk

Meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author who is also a self-trained wine and social media expert. In high school while working at his family owned liquor store, Gary started reading The Wine Spectator and wine books. With a wealth of knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit, Gary spent every weekend of his college years at his parents' wine store. Recogniz ...

Glynn Nicholas

There are not many keynote speakers in Australia who have the breadth of skills and experience as that of Glynn Nicholas. With rare personal warmth, intellectual clarity, and drawing on his 33 years as a Performer, Director and Theatre Producer, Glynn presents one of the most engaging and inspiring keynote addresses in the country. Emigrating alone at 19 to Australia from Wales, he built a ca ...

Graeme Wood

Graeme Wood Founder and Executive Director for Wotif revolutionised the travel industry in Australia in 2000. From his simple and innovative idea, Graeme has grown Wotif Holdings into a global company with a team of over 145 employees worldwide. Graeme's background is in information technology, with more than 30 years experience in the field of information systems and software development, beg ...

Graham Turner

A billion dollar company started by 23-year-old vets with no business experience. How did they, lead by the maverick genius of Graham Turner, make it work? Flight Centre started out as a double decker tour company conceived in a Munich beer hall in 1973. Their unconventional approach to business was carried through into the new Flight Centre operation which started in Australia in 1982. The compan ...

Haiyan Wang

Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of China India Institute, a research and consulting organization with a focus on creating winning global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India. Haiyan is responsible for overseeing the organization's strategic direction, research and consulting focus, and all program activities. She is also a highly coveted speaker at conferences o ...

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