CEOs Entrepreneurs Speakers

David Kirk

Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax newspaper publishing group in August 2005, and formally assumed the position in October 2005. Prior to Fairfax, David Kirk was the CEO and Managing Director of PMP Limited, the largest magazine and commercial printing and media services company in Australia. The company was publicly listed and had revenue of approximately A$1.4 billion and 4,000 empl ...

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David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is a master of the new rules for growing business, spreading ideas and generating attention in our always-on, Web-driven world. Advance planning is out – speed and agility are IN! Scale and media buying power are no longer a decisive advantage. Instead, Real-Time is the mindset for the future where content is king! Those who embrace these new ways will leap ahead of competition.

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David Murray AO

David Murray AO spent 39 years at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) holding the role of Chief Executive Officer from 1992 until his retirement in 2005. Mr Murray has substantial experience in the finance and banking sector and considerable knowledge of financial markets. He also has strong corporate governance credentials having guided CBA through a number of major changes, including priv ...

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David Thomas

Keynote Speaker on Future Trends, Innovation, Leadership and Globalisation, David Thomas is well known throughout the Asia Pacific for his experience, credibility and deep understanding of China and Asia.

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Daymond John

Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. From his humble beginning on the streets of New York, to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in global product sales, and a starring role on the ABC business reality TV show Shark Tank, Daymond John continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainmen ...

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Denis Horgen

Denis Horgan founded the Leeuwin Estate winery in Margaret River 30 years ago. Committed to achieving excellence, Leeuwin Estate is recognised internationally for producing premium quality varietal wines ranking alongside the worlds finest. Denis speaks about the dynamics of having family business, growing team depending on strengths and weaknesses and taking the business through good and bad tim ...

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Diana Williams

Diana Williams established the first Fernwood Women's Health Club in Bendigo, Victoria in 1989, when she recognised a need for women to have their own special space - a sanctuary, to enjoy regular exercise to reach their health, fitness and wellbeing goals. With the first franchise opening in 1994, there are now 65 franchisees across Australia with a further 23 clubs due to open by June 2006.Tod ...

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Dick Parsons

Called "a master in the art of the relationship", Parsons has been lauded for his ability to steer organizations to success - even in difficult economic times. One of the most influential and respected executives of our time, he is the current chairman of Citigroup and a former chairman and CEO of Time Warner, as well as a senior advisor at Providence Equity Partners. He has regularly appeared on ...

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Don Meij

Don Meij has been in the pizza business for over 17 years. Starting as a delivery driver for Silvio's Pizza while studying to be a High School Teacher, he fell in love with the pizza industry and took up a Store Managers Position. Since then Don has moved his way through becoming an owner in the Master Franchise to CEO/COO. Following his appointment Domino's Pizza Australia & New Zealand has lifte ...

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Donald Trump

One of the world's most recognisable and colorful figures, Donald Trump is the entrepreneur's entrepreneur. Indomitable: Donald Trump is a big, bold thinker who's known his share of success and failure. He's been down – but never out. His astonishing comeback in the '90s amazed the business world. His name is synonymous with some of the most spectacular real estate in the world. Trump remains ...

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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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