CEOs Entrepreneurs Speakers

Amos Bush

Amos began his own independant automotive retailer in 1970. Years later he decided that in order to challenge the larger retail chains, he would need to join forces with other independant retailers. In August 1985 the Autobarn cooperative was formed with nine members and eleven stores, with a combined turnover of just around $11,500,000. By 1990, the co-operative grew to 28 member stores. At that ...

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Andrea Slattery

Andrea, a visionary thinker in financial services and superannuation, offers compelling insights into corporate strategies, leadership and cross industry transformation. In conjunction with her Board appointments and involvement in innovation, technology and human resources, she focuses on how businesses can most effectively engage with their customers and clients via multi-channel and new age service models.

Starting her career in accounting and academia, for the past 14 years, as Founder, Managing Director and CEO of the SMSF Association, Andrea has built a national and international reputation as a prime mover in building Australia’s superannuation and retirement income systems to be the third best in the world.

She is recognised as a thought leader in Australia’s Superannuation and Finance Service sectors and is the face and voice of SMSF. Andrea is significantly involved in the Finance and SMSF sectors, building integrity, best practice standards for advice, education, and advocacy through her participation in and membership of a range of advisory committees to Government, Treasury and the Regulators.Andrea was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ – Money Management | Super Review, Australian Women in Financial Services Awards 2014.

As the face of the SMSF Industry she has a significant experience speaking to CEOs and industry leaders and is a commanding on-stage presence.

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Andrew Griffiths

Known for his ability to entertain, to inspire and to energise, Andrew Griffiths has become a highly sought after keynote speaker. Widely acknowledged as Australia's #1 Business Author, Andrew has ten books that are now sold in over fifty countries around the world. He is published by Allen & Unwin and Simon & Schuster, two of the biggest names in the publishing industry. Andrew is also an ene ...

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Andrew Larkey

Andrew used to be the National New Products Manager at Coca-Cola, responsible for numerous launches under the Coke umbrella. He then spotted a gap in the market, leading him to create his own very successful brand of dog water! Since then it has become hugely successful and he is now working as a new addition on the speaking circuit. ...

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Andrew Morello

It's refreshing to find a successful face in business involved in day to day business and brand expansion. Winning the first season of The Apprentice Australia has set Andrew "Morello" well on this path. It was clear to see that Morello put the summation of his life, learning and impeccable work ethic into the series. Willing to "walk the talk" and standing behind his values he won the hearts and ...

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Andy Lark

Andy Lark is a globally recognised and awarded marketer and leader in social and digital technologies building and running some of the world's most successful brands. For the past two decades, Andy has worked alongside CEOs and their leadership teams to define - and then attain - digital and brand greatness for their institutions. He is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. From industry conferences to internal events and team workshops, Andrew is relied on for his inspiring insights on technology and consumer trends.

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Angus Geddes

Angus Geddes is the founder and CEO of Fat Prophets. He has a wealth of experience acquired over more than two decades in both domestic and international financial markets. Aside from running the Fat Prophets group. Angus has broad investment responsibilities within the Funds Management division, which manages close to $100 million. Angus's investment track record began in 1982 at the young ...

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Anil Gupta

Anil K. Gupta is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on strategy and globalisation. He is the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organisation at the Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland at College Park. Professor Gupta is the author of over seventy papers and four books: The Quest for Global Dominance, Smart Globalization, and Global Strategy and Organisatio ...

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Ann Sherry

Ann was the Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand and Group Executive, Westpac New Zealand and the Pacific until April 2007. Ann was the first female CEO of a bank in New Zealand, and had responsibility for Westpac operations in New Zealand and seven Pacific countries. In 2007 she assumed the role of CEO of Carnival Australia. ...

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Anne McKevitt

Anne McKevitt has left an indelible mark on the face of television in the UK and in some 22 countries across the globe having created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. Coming from humble beginnings in rural Scotland, her accomplishments as a designer, television pioneer, author and businesswomen established her as a most respected and admired public figure. Today in her role ...

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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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