CEOs Entrepreneurs Speakers

Brett Kelly

Brett and his team have built Kelly+Partners from scratch to be the 38th largest Accounting Firm in Australia, with a focus on assisting business owners to succeed financially. Along the way the firm has picked up various accolades including the Business Fitness Australia's Most Efficient Accounting Firm, BRW 4th Fastest Growing Accounting Firm, and the BRW Fastest Growing Accounting Firm. With m ...

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Brett Rutledge

Brett Rutledge is taking the entertainment scene by storm with his astonishing repertoire of more than 200, on-the-money characterizations of some of the world's best-known celebrities. Laugh with Billy Connolly, learn to be Elvis, play games with Julian Clary, battle Darth Vader in a light sabre duel, sing along with Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, Dean Martin, Joe Cocker, Louis Armstrong, Frank Spenc ...

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Brian Walker

With a comprehensive retail & franchise speaking background behind him, Brian Walker will make a house call to your next event and leave your audience enlightened, entertained and motivated. Brian's presentations are highly motivational, information-rich and very entertaining. His wealth of retail business knowledge is teamed up with his down-to-earth communication style to deliver a 'best in bu ...

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Bruce Buchanan

Bruce Buchanan, former CEO of Jetstar, Bruce participated in the establishment of airline and its subsequent launch and was a critical driver of the expansion of the Jetstar brand and operations both domestically and internationally. Bruce was previously Group General Manager Commercial, responsible for Jetstar's network planning, marketing, pricing, sales and distribution, government relations, s ...

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Bruce Cotterill

From starting his own computer company at the age of 22, to being the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand of real estate giant Colliers Jardine by the age of 34, Bruce describes his career as a "vertical learning curve." Along the way, he has developed a reputation for performance, particularly in the area of taking loss-making businesses into profitability. At Colliers he led firstl ...

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Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson is a charismatic and unique speaker at any business event. As an entrepreneur, creative business thinker, commercial pilot and brewmaster, in addition, of course, to being the lead singer of Iron Maiden, he is a true renaissance man. Bruce is the man behind Cardiff Aviation, which specialises in heavy maintenance of Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft and the training of pilots. ...

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Bruce Etherington

If you want your sales people to have a unique experience that has the potential to change their lives, then hire Bruce. He has appeared 16 times on the annual program of the Million Dollar Round Table, considered by many to be the preeminent platform in the sales and financial advisorial world. His presentations ("From Acorns to Oak Trees", "Client Building Strategies" and "Philanthropy and your ...

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Bruce Poon Tip

Following a transformational backpacking trip to Asia, Bruce started G Adventures at the age of 22 by maxing out his credit cards and possessing a burning desire to create a sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen, for those who didn't want to see the world from the back of a tour bus. Over the next 23 years with Bruce at the helm and a business concept rooted in social ...

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Bud Taylor

Bud Taylor is an author, speaker, and consultant who focuses on organizational transformation as driven by the customer. Bud has more than 30 years of experience working in most major industry sectors with marquee clients such as Microsoft Europe, Whirlpool, Sony Electronics US, Toyota, Cardinal Health, Canadian Pacific, and the Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation. Bud has transformed organizatio ...

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Carolyn Creswell

Carolyn Creswell, Carman's Fine Foods founder and managing director, is a role model for Australians who have always wanted to take the plunge on that great business idea or opportunity. Carolyn has single handedly grown her business from handmaking muesli for a few Melbourne cafes and delis, to a multinational company, spanning 21 countries and turning over more than $10 million annually. It' ...

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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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