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Anthony Mitchell

Anthony Mitchell is an international strategy adviser with a unique blend of skills. Sitting on Boards in the private, public and non-for-profit sectors, Anthony brings his global thought leadership in commerce, psychology and mathematics to the development and execution of leading-edge strategies for success. Anthony is a Director and anthonyco-founder of Bendelta (since 2003), strategy and ...

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Barry Gibbons

Labeled the "turn-around champ" by Fortune magazine, Barry Gibbons carried a failing Burger King Corporation from threatened obscurity to triumphant global prominence. With humor and intelligence, Gibbons' wisdom provides a practical road map for successful organizations and individuals willing to commit to the journey. Cutting to the bottom-line difference between "acceptable" and "exceptional" c ...

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Bernie Brookes

Bernie Brookes is a 30 year retail veteran and at 48 has significant retail experience. Bernie's experience includes leading a multi-divisional organisation during significant periods of change and re-engineering. Having worked in three states across all major divisions, he has an excellent grasp of a variety of areas of senior management. He has significant international experience. He has ...

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Bill Granger

Bill is one of Australia's leading food writers. He has sold over 500,000 copies of his books worldwide and this is steadily climbing with the release of Simply Bill. Bill appears frequently in Australian and international media. Bill is a regular contributor to Australia's delicious magazine, he has a breakfast food segment on Sydney's Vega 953 with the adored Angela Catterns, and has columns in ...

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Bill Roedy

Bill was most recently Chairman and Chief Executive, MTV Networks International (MTVNI). Bill, a dedicated internationalist and music lover, was the architect of MTV Networks International's (MTVNI) successful localisation model which empowered the local operations to embrace both commercial and artistic autonomy, whilst finding the right balance between local and international content. Under Bill ...

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Billy Tucker

Billy Tucker is the past CEO of Cudo Australia and was the Chairman of Cudo New Zealand. Previously Billy worked for Microsoft where he helped launch the Xbox business in London, before leading the Bing Search business across Asia. Most recently he ran Consumer strategy and Business Development for Microsoft here in Australia. Billy served on the Board of the Internet Industry Association from 3 y ...

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Biz Stone

Biz Stone is an American entrepreneur and author best known for co-founding Twitter. A progenitor of social networking and blogging, Stone has been developing large scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than a decade. Having started out as an artist, Stone stresses creativity, learning from mistakes, and celebrating the triumph of humanity over technology. ...

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Bob Pritchard

You can instantly tell when someone speaks through the lens of experience. International Business guru Bob Pritchard is one of those voices. Behind the list of achievements, campaigns, launches, ventures and client recommendations you will find a passionate individual. An Australian who has impacted thousands of individuals and businesses around the globe. Bob has an incredible willingness and ...

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Brad Sugars

Brad Sugars is a world-renowned Australian entrepreneur, author and business coach who has helped more than a million clients around the world find business and personal success. His main company, Action International, started from humble beginnings in the back bedroom of a suburban home in 1993 when Brad started teaching business owners how to grow their sales and marketing results. Now Actio ...

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Brett Godfrey

Virgin are a great example of a partnership community. Brett Godfrey was the man heading up a team that has brought Australia an entire new concept in air travel, a low fare carrier with that unmistakable Virgin flair and style. As retired CEO of Virgin Blue, his aim is to introduce travellers to affordable and fun flying with the ambition of ensuring that air travel is within reach of all Austral ...

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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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